Soft tissue
Other tumors

Author: Vijay Shankar, M.D.

Revised: 31 January 2018, last major update November 2012

Copyright: (c) 2002-2018,, Inc.

PubMed search: Teratoma [title] soft tissue

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Shankar, V. Teratoma. website. Accessed February 16th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Usually females
  • Congenital or early childhood
  • May be associated with twins or malformations
  • Sacrococcygeal area, head and neck, retroperitoneum, mediastinum, CNS
  • 75% benign
  • Neck during infancy: massive but benign vs. adult neck: usually malignant