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|Title: ||Nasal septal teratoma in a child|
|Authors: ||Ibekwe, Titus S.|
Kokong, Daniel D.
Ngwu, Bethrand A.
Akinyemi, Oluwole A.
Nwaorgu, Onyekwere G.
Akang, Effiong E.
|Issue Date: ||31-May-2007|
|Publisher: ||World Journal of Surgical Oncology|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol. 5;Iss. 58; Pp 1-3|
|Abstract: ||Background: Teratoma is a rare developmental neoplasm that arises from totipotential tumor
stem cells. Head and neck teratomas constitute about 10% of all cases. Only two cases of mature
teratoma of the nasal septum have previously been documented in the world literature.
Case presentation: We present a case of histologically confirmed mature teratoma arising from
the nasal septum in an eighteen month old Nigerian female who presented with a history of noisy
breathing associated with recurrent rhinorrhea since birth. Physical examination revealed
obstruction of the right nasal cavity by a pale fleshy mass. She underwent a total surgical excision
and to date, after thirty one months follow-up, she is free from recurrence.
Conclusion: The prognosis for benign teratoma of the nasal septum is good following total
|Appears in Collections:||Surgery|
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