Nasopharyngeal Teratoma in a Neonate

Mohammad Reza Aramesh, Sahar Majidinezjad, Huda Ilkhanipak, Mehran Peyvasteh


Teratomas are rare neoplasms in the nasopharyngeal area. They are composed of all germ cell layers and tend to be benign in all sites. Teratomas can cause dysphagia and respiratory problems. Diagnosing them antenatally helps to be prepared for possible complications that may occur after birth. Rised maternal AFP levels and polyhydramnios are seen and prompt further evaluations. In this case we present a Nasopharyngeal teratoma in a baby girl which occluded the airway and leaded to intubation. She developed seizures during her admission and since the mass was near to the CNS, MRI and neurological evaluations were preformed prior to the surgery. The mass was removed surgically after controlling the seizures with anticonvulsive therapy and ruling out any possible connections between the mass and the CNS. She was extubated two days after the surgery and was discharged after being successfully orally fed.

J Neurol Res. 2020;10(2):48-51


Teratoma; Seizure; Nasopharynx

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