Medical Case Studies

  • Abbreviation: Med. Case Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6532
  • DOI: 10.5897/MCS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 40

Case Report

Immature gastric teratoma in a newborn

Ahmed H. Al-Salem
  • Ahmed H. Al-Salem
  • Department of Medicine, MLB Medical College, Jhansi (U.P.) - 284128, India. Department of Pediatric Surgery, Maternity and Children Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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  •  Accepted: 25 April 2012
  •  Published: 30 May 2012



Gastric teratomas are very rare embryonal neoplasms and accounts for less than 1% of all teratomas occurring in infants and children. It is usually seen in male infants who present with upper abdominal mass and commonly it is benign. This report describes a large immature grade II gastric teratoma in a male newborn. The tumor was treated with total excision including part of the stomach.


Key words: Gastric teratoma, newborn, immature.