Malignant cervical teratoma: report of a case in a newborn

  title={Malignant cervical teratoma: report of a case in a newborn},
  author={Luca Muscatello and Marco Giudice and Maddalena Feltri},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head \& Neck},
Malignant cervical teratoma (MCT) usually appears in newborns as an enlarging mass of the neck that causes respiratory distress, requiring prompt airway control. We report a case of MCT in an infant electively delivered at 32 weeks to prevent airway impairment. At first, the preoperative diagnosis was hygroma of the neck, and a surgical excision was performed when the newborn was 9 days old. Diagnosis was benign extragonadic immature teratoma, but it was changed in MCT when cervical metastases… 
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