Intracranial Teratoma of a Newborn. Computer Tomographic and Morphological Findings

  • G. Ebhardt
  • H. Traupe
  • J. Könner
  • L. Goerke


Intracranial teratomas are a rare type of neoplastic malformation. Together with dermoids and epidermoids the frequency is about 1%. Teratomas by themselves account for approximately 0.3% [7]. Typical locations are the pineal or the sella turcica region. Rarely intracerebral teratomas can be found in the floor of the third ventricle or in both lateral ventricles [5]. If one considers only reports of those intracranial teratomas with parts of all three germ layers, reports with CT-scans are rare [1, 3, 7, 12]. The following study gives a report of an unusual intracerebral neoplastic malformation misdiagnosed by CT-scan.


Germ Layer Embryonal Carcinoma Morphological Finding Computer Tomographic Central Nervous System Structure 
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  • G. Ebhardt
  • H. Traupe
  • J. Könner
  • L. Goerke

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