Pericardial teratoma

Pericardial teratomas are type of primary pericardial tumor. They are usually diagnosed in infants and neonates. As with all teratomas, they are comprised of contain endodermal, mesodermal and neuroectodermal germinal layers. While they are usually benign tumors, 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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