Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of an intracranial teratoma influencing management: case report and review of the literature.

@article{Broeke1992PrenatalUD,
  title={Prenatal ultrasound diagnosis of an intracranial teratoma influencing management: case report and review of the literature.},
  author={Edith D M ten Broeke and Gaston Verdonk and Frans J. M. E. Roumen},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={1992},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={210-4}
}
Of seventeen cases of prenatally diagnosed intracranial teratomas, fourteen babies were delivered through a cesarean section. All children died before or shortly after delivery. In this report another case is presented of ultrasound diagnosis of an intracranial teratoma. The teratoma filled the whole fetal cranium, and eroded through the skull base into the left maxillary region. In full agreement with the wishes of the parents, conservative management resulted in the spontaneous vaginal… CONTINUE READING