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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 142-144

Immature gastric teratoma: A rare tumour

1 Department of Medical Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Medicine, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Pathology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
4 Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Ajay Yadav
Department of Medical Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/AIHB.AIHB_51_17

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Gastric teratoma is a very rare tumour. We reviewed the literature and found that only around 100 cases have been reported. Almost all reported cases of gastric teratoma were of mature variety. Only a few cases were of immature variety. The rarity of the disease makes the diagnosis very difficult most of the cases occurred in infants. The disease is more common in males than in females. Majority of cases have been reported to arise from the greater curvature and posterior wall of the stomach. Histopathological examination confirms the diagnosis. Treatment of choice is surgical excision with close follow up. Following surgical excision prognosis is excellent. Hence, in an infant who presents with abdominal lump gastric teratoma should be kept as one of the differential diagnosis. Here, we are reporting a case of immature teratoma.

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