Stromal / other tumors

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 19 December 2016, last major update July 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: gastric teratoma
Cite this page: Teratoma. website. Accessed November 14th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Rare (< 100 cases reported), 80% in male infants, 3 cases reported in adults
  • Benign behavior - excision is adequate treatment
  • May originate from pluripotent cells in the gastric wall
Case reports
Gross images

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Figure 1: Abdominal CT shows focally calcified, complex solid and cystic gastric mass with posterior extension outside the stomach
Figure 2: Tumor is dumbbell-shaped with solid and cystic areas and small rim of normal gastric mucosa
Figure 3A: Mesodermal component is immature tooth buds
Figure 3B: Endodermal component is GI resembling small bowel
Figure 3C: Ectodermal component is immature neuroepithelial tubules