Teratoma - pelvis

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: Child
X-ray

Large pelvic soft tissue density displaces bowel upwards suggesting the presence of a mass. No calcification is evident. 

MRI

A few selected images from an MRI demonstrate a very large high T2 signal heterogeneous mass arising from the pelvis. On the T1 image there appears to be some intrinsic high T1 signal although it is difficult to ascertain if this represents fat within the lesion. 

Case Discussion

The child went on to have surgery that confirmed the presence of a large pelvic teratoma. No histological information is available to further characterize this lesion. 

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Case information

rID: 5958
Published: 2nd Apr 2009
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included