Primary medulla oblongata teratomas.

  title={Primary medulla oblongata teratomas.},
  author={Da Li and Shu-yu Hao and Zhen Wu and Liwei Zhang and Junting Zhang},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  volume={14 3},
Medulla oblongata teratomas are rare. The authors report 2 new cases of teratomas that occurred exclusively in the medulla oblongata. The first case was in a 9-year-old boy who presented with a 6-month history of neck pain and repeated paroxysmal vomiting. Based on preoperative radiographic findings, the initial diagnosis was of an intraaxial medulla oblongata hemangioblastoma. Intraoperatively, the cystic component of the tumor was gray, gelatinous, and soft in consistency. The solid component… CONTINUE READING
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