Eur J Pediatr Surg 2010; 20(6): 419-420
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1254108
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Recurrence of Immature Gastric Teratoma with Peritoneal Gliomatosis

N. K. Bhattacharya1 , R. Bandyopadhyay2 , U. Chatterjee3 , A. K. Basu4
  • 1North Bengal Medical College, Pathology, Darjeeling, India
  • 2Medical College, Pathology, Kolkata, India
  • 3Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Pathology, Kolkata, India
  • 4Park Children's Center for Treatment and Research, Pediatric Surgery, Kolkata, India
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Publication Date:
24 June 2010 (online)


Gastric teratoma accounts for less than 1% of all teratomas occurring in infants and children. They are seen predominantly in males. These tumors are usually mature [1]. Only a few cases with immature elements have been reported. Gastric teratoma with immature elements recurring with peritoneal gliomatosis is extremely rare. Complete excision with periodic follow-up together with assessment of the relevant tumor markers should be considered as the management protocol. Here we report the case of a boy who presented with gastric teratoma with immature elements in the neonatal period, followed by recurrence as a hepatic mass and peritoneal gliomatosis two years after excision.


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