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IP Indian Journal of Anatomy and Surgery of Head, Neck and Brain

Nasopharyngeal teratoma, A rare case

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Case Report

Author Details : Krishna Medha, L N Garg*, Habibulla Khan, B Nitin, V S Nijhawan

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 127-129

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Teratomas are tumours that arise from all the three germ layers (ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm). They
form due to error in migration of germ cells. They can be mature and immature types. Mature teratomas are
benign slow growing masses commonly encountered in sacrococcygeal region. Nasopharyngeal teratomas
are relatively rare conditions. In new-borns nasopharyngeal teratomas can present with respiratory
obstruction at birth, therefore it’s important to diagnose them perinatally. In adults they can present
with varying degree of nasal obstruction, Eustachian tube blockage, dysphagia etc. based on their size
and location. In this case report, presentation of nasopharyngeal teratoma, differential diagnosis and
management in adults has been discussed.

Keywords: Nasopharyngeal teratoma.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijashnb.2019.033

How to cite : Medha K, Garg L N, Khan H, Nitin B, Nijhawan V S, Nasopharyngeal teratoma, A rare case. IP Indian J Anat Surg Head Neck Brain 2019;5(4):127-129

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