D.B. Gahukamble 1, Abdul Gadar Shaheen 1, L.D. Gahukamble 2
1-Department of Surgery (Paediatric), Faculty of Medicine, Al Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya 2-Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Al Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 17, No. 1-2. January/July l994:.102-104
This presentation reports an unusual case of a large cervical teratoma in a newborn who presented with acute respiratory distress. Prompt surgical excision of the tumour led to complete recovery. The significance of this case lies in the fact that though clinically and intraoperatively no evidence of malignancy was found, careful histopathological search revealed immature elements in the excised tumour. On the basis of this the patient was carefully followed during the post — operative period. He has not developed any evidence of recurrence or metastasis either in the cervical lymphnodes or in distant organs.
Keywords: Immature Cervical Teratoma in a Newborn (Case Report)