International Journal of Medicine Research

International Journal of Medicine Research


International Journal of Medicine Research
International Journal of Medicine Research
Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2021)

Kidney teratoma in children: A rare entity; A case report and literature review


H Thaichi, N Assara, A Dinga, Y Zouirech, M Kisra

Teratomas are neoplasms that arise from pluripotent cells and can differentiate along one or more embryonic germ lines. Renal teratoma is a rare condition. Teratomas commonly arise in the gonads, sacrococcygeal region, pineal gland, and retroperitoneum. They present mainly as an abdominal mass with few other symptoms. Majority of the tumors are benign, situated on the left side and para renal, occasional lesions are bilateral. If diagnosed early, they are amenable to curative excision. Renal teratomas are rare and most have been dismissed as cases of teratoid nephroblastoma or retroperitoneal teratomas secondarily invading the kidney. The differentiation between these two neoplasms in the kidney is often problematic. We present a case of intrarenal mature teratoma in a five-month-old baby boy, discuss its pathology and review literature.
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How to cite this article:
H Thaichi, N Assara, A Dinga, Y Zouirech, M Kisra. Kidney teratoma in children: A rare entity; A case report and literature review. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 64-66
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