Eur J Pediatr Surg 2011; 21(3): 209-210
DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1275678
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Antenatally Detected Mature Teratoma in an Undescended Testis

D. D. Pramanik1 , V. Bhatnagar1 , K. C. Subbarao2 , M. C. Sharma2 , S. Agarwala1 , A. K. Gupta3
  • 1All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Pediatric Surgery, New Delhi, India
  • 2All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Pathology, New Delhi, India
  • 3All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Radio-diagnosis, New Delhi, India
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Publication Date:
16 May 2011 (online)


Foetal abdominal mass is an uncommon condition requiring careful evaluation. Antenatal ultrasonography (US) provides an opportunity for the early detection of foetal intra-abdominal masses, allowing surgeons to prepare for early postnatal intervention. Undescended testis is a common condition with a prevalence of 3.4% at birth in full-term newborns. It is considered to be a major risk factor for the development of testicular germ cell tumour in later life. This report describes a rare case of mature teratoma in an undescended testis detected as a foetal abdominal mass.


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