Teratomas in childhood.

  title={Teratomas in childhood.},
  author={Richard G. Azizkhan and Michael G. Caty},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  volume={8 3},
Teratomas are embryonal neoplasms consisting of tissues from at least two of the three germ layers. Teratomas can occur in almost any region of the body and in any organ, but they are most commonly observed in the paraxial and midline locations. Excluding teratomas of the testes, 75% to 80% of teratomas occur in females. Approximately 80% are benign and 20% are malignant. The presenting location of teratomas correlates with patient age. Teratomas occurring in infancy and early childhood are… CONTINUE READING


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