Soft tissue
Uncertain differentiation

Topic Completed: 1 November 2012

Minor changes: 5 September 2019

Copyright: 2002-2019,, Inc.

PubMed search: Teratoma [title] soft tissue

Vijay Shankar, M.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Shankar V. Teratoma. website. Accessed August 7th, 2020.
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
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