A Neonate with Retroperitoneal Mature Cystic Teratoma – A Case Report

Jayateertha Joshi, Owais Ahmed Mushtaq, Sayashi Roy, Suchetha S. Rao

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Retroperitoneal teratoma is a rare occurrence in neonates. They are usually asymptomatic and the only finding may be abdominal distension. We report an unusual case of a large retroperitoneal teratoma in a neonate who presented with abdominal distension. Imaging done showed a cystic lesion with calcifications, internal septations and fat dense areas. It was successfully managed by surgical excision, findings of which were consistent with that of a mature cystic teratoma. Despite being rare, we must consider retroperitoneal teratomas as a differential diagnosis of an abdominal mass in a newborn. Early detection and complete surgical excision may be life-saving.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-150
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nepal Paediatric Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 27-11-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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