Multicompartmental congenital intracranial immature teratoma

Ganesan, Dharmendra; Sia, Sheau Fung; Narayanan, Vairavan; Kumar, Gnana; Lum, Lucy; Chan, Lucy; Mun, K. S.; Waran, Vicknes
March 2013
Neurology Asia;Mar2013, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p117
Academic Journal
Congenital intracranial tumors are rare and account for 0.5 to 1.5% of all childhood tumours. We report a case of a 3 week old baby presenting with multi compartmental congenital intracranial immature teratoma, first of its kind in the literature. The child had gross total excision in two stages with aid of neuronavigation. The short term outcome was good. The four years of follow-up with serial imaging showed no tumour recurrence with a stable hydrocephalus after shunting. However, there is global developmental delay with full time dependence of care giver.


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