Hepatic teratoma

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. 

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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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