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Rare Cause of a Midline Neck Swelling—Congenital Thyroid Teratoma in a 14-month-old Boy: A Case Report and Review of Literature

M Mohammed Imran, Bharath Shiva, Ashutosh Silodia, Arun Nayak, Sanjay Kumar Yadav

Keywords : Case report, Congenital neck swelling, Congenital thyroid teratoma, Neck swelling in children, Thyroid teratoma

Citation Information : Imran MM, Shiva B, Silodia A, Nayak A, Yadav SK. Rare Cause of a Midline Neck Swelling—Congenital Thyroid Teratoma in a 14-month-old Boy: A Case Report and Review of Literature. 2023; 18 (2):67-70.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10088-11215

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 12-01-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Abstract

Teratomas are germ cell tumors that are usually diagnosed in newborn babies and infants, but rarely in adults. This tumor normally arises inside the gonad, but it can also occur outside the gonad. About 40% of extragonadal teratomas originate from the sacrococcygeal region, followed by the central nervous system, globe, pharynx, mediastinum, and retroperitoneum. Head and neck teratomas account for 3–6% of all teratomas. We report a case of thyroid teratoma in a 14-month-old baby boy with an emphasis that thyroid teratomas in children should be included in the differential diagnosis of lesions located in the head and neck area.


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