obstetrics / abstract

Summary

Congenital cervical teratoma is an extremely rare anomaly. Neonatal teratomas are seen in 1:20 000-40 000 of all live births and only 5% of them are in the neck region. Although they are mostly benign, mortality rates are high due to respiratory failure and the need for urgent surgical excision. Prenatal ultrasonography is quite good in tumor diagnosis. Early diagnosis allows various obstetric measures, including miscarriage, to be taken in those whose prognosis is hopeless. In this article, we presented a case of congenital cervical teratoma diagnosed in the first trimester and discussed treatment strategies.

Abstract

Congenital cervical teratoma is an extremely rare abnormality. Neonatal teratomas occur in about 1:20 000-40 000 live births and only 5% of them are located in the region of the neck. Although mostly benign, they are associated with a high mortality rate due to respiratory distress and require immediate surgical excision. Prenatal sonography is good at identifying the presence of tumors. Early diagnosis of a cervical teratoma can result in various obstetric measures, as far as abortion in the event of a hopeless prognosis. We present a congenital cervical teratoma case diagnosed in the first trimester to discuss prenatal diagnosis, perinatal and neonatal outcomes and the management strategies

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