Immature teratoma

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam


Large head size and neurological impairment.

Patient Data

Age: 8 days
Gender: Male

CT brain

CT without contrast demonstrates very large mass in the supratentorial compartment which has markedly heterogeneous density with components of fat, fluid and soft tissue attenuation. Hyperdense material layers dependently in the occipital horns consistent with blood. 


MRI brain

MRI confirms the findings, with a large heterogeneous mass with variable signal and blood layering both within cystic components of the mass as well as in the occipital horns. 

Case Discussion

This child went on to have a craniotomy and debulking of the tumour, confirming the diagnosis of an immature intracranial teratoma. 

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Case information

rID: 8336
Published: 24th Jan 2010
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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