Surgical Management of Immature Teratoma Involving the Oral Cavity and Orbit in a Neonate


FIRAT C. , Aytekin A. H. , AKATLI A. N. , KARADAĞ A., ŞAMDANCI E.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.25, no.6, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000001171
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY

Abstract

Teratomas are congenital germ cell tumors composed of elements from 1 or more of the embryonic germ layers and contain tissues usually foreign to the anatomic site of origin. In the head and neck region, these lesions are rare, and 90% of head and neck teratomas present during the neonatal and infantile periods. Besides, in neonates, it carries serious risk for respiratory distress as well as feeding problems due to oral cavity and airway obstruction.