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Mature teratoma arising from an intra-abdominal undescended testis presenting as a fetal abdominal mass. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 1997 Sep;10(3):209-11

Date

10/27/1997

Pubmed ID

9339529

DOI

10.1046/j.1469-0705.1997.10030209.x

Abstract

Teratoma of the intra-abdominal testis is a rare finding in infants. We describe the case of a full-term newborn treated for a calcified abdominal mass which was observed unexpectedly on prenatal sonography. An undescended right testis was also noted. During laparotomy, a twisted retroperitoneal tumor was found just above the right deep inguinal ring. Histological analysis revealed a mature teratoma of the intra-abdominal right testis. The tumor was removed and there was no recurrence at follow-up 1 year later. A teratoma should be considered in cases of fetal abdominal mass, especially when the testes cannot be detected in the scrotum by the 8th month. Prenatal sonographic diagnosis might be possible.

Author List

Shih HH, Teng RJ, Yau KI, Lin HH, Hsieh FJ, Chen CC

Author

Ru-Jeng Teng MD Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Cryptorchidism
Diagnosis, Differential
Disease-Free Survival
Female
Fetal Diseases
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Laparotomy
Male
Pregnancy
Teratoma
Testicular Neoplasms
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
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