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Case report
Case of nasopharyngeal teratoma: challenges in the management
  1. Namita Mishra1,
  2. Ankur Mandelia2,
  3. Kirti Naranje3 and
  4. Anita Singh4
  1. 1 Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raibareli, Lucknow, India
  2. 2 Pediatric Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
  3. 3 Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
  4. 4 Neonatology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anita Singh, dranitasinghk{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Teratomas are tumour with tissue or organ components resembling normal derivatives of more than one germ layer. The most common site of congenital teratoma is sacrococcygeal region. Teratomas in head and neck region are rarer. We report a 4-day-old male baby who presented with nasopharyngeal mass, which led to respiratory distress and feeding difficulty. It was managed with surgical excision with multidisciplinary approach.

  • neonatal intensive care
  • ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology
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  • Contributors AS, KN and AM were involved in case management. NM and KN collected patient information and wrote the manuscript. AS and AM critically reviewed the manuscript. Final manuscript was approved by all the coauthors.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

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