Mature and immature teratomas: results of the first paediatric Italian study

@article{LoCurto2007MatureAI,
  title={Mature and immature teratomas: results of the first paediatric Italian study},
  author={Margherita Lo Curto and Paolo D’Angelo and Giovanni Cecchetto and Catherine Klersy and Patrizia Dall'Igna and Antonia Federico and Fortunato Siracusa and Rita Alaggio and Gabriella Bernini and Massimo Conte and T. De Laurentis and Antonio Di Cataldo and Alessandro Inserra and Nicola Santoro and Paolo Tamaro and Paolo Indolfi},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2007},
  volume={23},
  pages={315-322}
}
Teratoma is the most common germ cell tumour in childhood; mature (MT) and immature teratomas (IT) are benign tumours, but if they recur, they can be in some cases malignant. The aim of this paper is to evaluate Italian patients with MT and IT enrolled from 1991 to 2001, in a prospective multicentric study. One hundred and eighty-three patients, observed in 15 Italian Centers of Paediatric Oncology and three Paediatric Surgical Units were enrolled. Clinical data, treatment and results were all… 
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