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Research in Pediatrics & Neonatology

Childhood Gastric Teratoma: A Case Report

Submission: October 12, 2017; Published: June 11, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RPN.2018.02.000535

ISSN : 2576-9200
Volume2 Issue2


Gastric teratoma is relatively rare type of extra gonadal germ cell tumor which comprises <1% of all teratomas. It usually presents with abdominal mass and features of gastric outlet obstruction with or without gastrointestinal bleeding. Complete excision of the tumor is the best mode of treatment. Here, we report a case of gastric teratoma in a two month old male child where we had to go for partial gastrectomy owing to complete removal of the tumor.

Keywords: Congenital; Gastric; Teratoma; Melena

Abbreviations: GT: Gastric Teratoma; USG: Ultrasonography; UGI: Upper Gastrointestinal; CECT: Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography; AFP: Alpha-Fetoprotein; SOL: Space Occupying Lesion

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