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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1992;21(3): 350-354.
Huge Sized Intraventricular Teratoma.
Il Bong Yang, Yong Tae Jeong, Byung Ook Choi, Soo Chun Kim, Jae Hong Sim
Department of Neurosurgery, Inje Medical College, Paik Hospital, Pusan, Korea.
Teratomas are rare neoplasms, constituting 0.5% to 1.2% of all intracranial tumors;nevertheless, they account for 2% to 4% of intracranial tumor in children. The most common location for these tumor is in the midline pineal region, but teratoma in the lateral ventricle is very rare. A report is presented here of the total extirpation of a huge sized teratoma located in the lateral ventricle of a 4-year old man. This unique tumor is revealed various tissue components, ectodermal and mesodermal derivatives such as skin appendages and neuroglial tissue partially lined by ependmal cells.
Key Words: Huge sized teratoma; Lateral ventricle; Total extirpation
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