Pericardial teratoma

Pericardial teratomas are type of primary pericardial tumour. They are usually diagnosed in infant and neonates. As with all teratomas, they are comprised of contain endodermal, mesodermal  and neuroectodermal germinal layers. While they are usually benign tumours, they may be life-threatening due to associated presence of a large pericardial effusion and/or cardiac compression.

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rID: 30111
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pericardial teratomas
  • Teratoma of pericardium
  • Intrapericardial teratomas

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