Hepatic teratoma

Last revised by Jeremy Jones on 20 Sep 2021

Hepatic teratomas are extremely rare and represent either intraperitoneal or retroperitoneal teratomas that have invaded the liver. Hepatic teratomas comprise <1% of all teratomas

These are extremely rare with only a few case reports have been described in the literature. The majority are seen in children younger than 3 years of age. 

These are mostly asymptomatic. 

See main article: Teratoma

The findings depend on the relative components of the mass. Frequently, hepatic teratomas are well-defined masses containing fat, fluid, and calcification (mostly peripheral). 

Complete surgical resection remains the best treatment option.

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