Massive orbital teratoma in the newborn.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Teratomas are rare germ cell tumors that comprise approximately 1% of orbital tumors in childhood. Review of the world literature revealed only 51 well-documented patients with true congenital orbital teratomas. We present a newborn girl with a massive orbital teratoma that caused significant orbital enlargement with inferior and lateral displacement of the zygoma and a thinning of the orbital roof. The ipsilateral maxilla and palate were depressed inferiorly. No bony invasion was seen despite its massive size. A craniofacial approach was used to safely and completely extirpate this tumor. Histological sections demonstrated derivatives of all three germ cell layers. Recommendations for definitive treatment and a review of the literature are presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Spinelli, HM; Criscuolo, GR; Tripps, M; Buckley, PJ

Published Date

  • November 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 453 - 458

PubMed ID

  • 8285532

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-7043

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00000637-199311000-00013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States