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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 surgical excision.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2692
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