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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-51

Gastric teratoma in infant: A case report


Paediatric Surgery Department, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Mr. K. M. Didarul Islam
Paediatric Surgery Department, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, 1000
Bangladesh
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DOI: 10.4103/pnjb.pnjb_11_21

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Gastric teratomas (GTs) are very rare tumors in children. They usually present with a palpable mass in the upper abdomen. We report a case of GT in a 4-month-old male infant who was presented with a palpable central abdominal mass. Ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a huge mass with heterogenous consistency and scattered calcification within the mass, extending from epigastric to hypogastric region. His biochemical marker of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) was raised (1277 ng/mL). The preoperative clinical diagnosis was suspected teratoma but not specifically gastric one. On laparotomy, the mass was found to be attached with the greater curvature of the stomach and it was excised completely with all layers of the attached part of the greater curvature of the stomach wall. Histopathology confirmed it was a grade-I immature GT. The rarity of the origin of teratoma in addition to its immature variety prompted us to report the case.


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