Prenatal diagnosis of a giant intracranial teratoma associated with pulmonary hypoplasia.

@article{Weyerts1993PrenatalDO,
  title={Prenatal diagnosis of a giant intracranial teratoma associated with pulmonary hypoplasia.},
  author={Leah K Weyerts and Val Catanzarite and Marilyn C Jones and Arturo Mendoza},
  journal={Journal of medical genetics},
  year={1993},
  volume={30 10},
  pages={880-2}
}
We present a case in which an intracranial tumour replacing all intracranial contents was diagnosed by sonography at 31 weeks' gestation. The patient was delivered by caesarean section and died shortly after delivery. At necropsy, the tumour was found to be a teratoma with no recognisable normal brain tissue present. Additional findings at necropsy included pulmonary and adrenal hypoplasia. The diagnosis and prognosis of intracranial teratomas diagnosed in utero, and the association of this… CONTINUE READING
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