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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1977;6(1): 195-200.
A Case of Intracranial Malignant Teratoma.
Dong Whee Jun, Jeong Wha Chu, Ki Chan Lee, Ho Ik Choi
Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
A teratoma is a true tumor or neoplasm composed of multiple tissue of kinds foreign to the part in which it arises. Predilection site of intracranial teratoma are the pineal body, the pituitary region and the posterior fossa in order of frequency. We have reported a case of teratoma experienced in a boy aged 12 who disclosed various clinical manifestations of right frontal lobe tumor. The teratoma was malignant histologically and located deeply in the white matter of the right posterior frontal lobe.
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