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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 197–200 | Cite as

Gastric teratomas in infants

Report of two cases
  • Marilyn J. Siegel
  • G. D. Shackelford
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Abstract

Gastric teratoma is a rare benign tumor with a striking male predominance in patients under one year of age. The common presenting features are a palpable mass producing gastrointestinal hemorrhage or respiratory distress. Approximately 50% of gastric teratomas may show calcification on plain abdominal roentgenograms. Two cases in newborns are reported, and the clinical and radiologic features of gastric teratomas reviewed.

Key words

Teratoma Stomach, neoplasms Abdomen, neoplasms Infants, newborn digestive system 

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© Springer-Verlag 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marilyn J. Siegel
    • 1
  • G. D. Shackelford
    • 1
  1. 1.Mallinckrodt Institute of RadiologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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