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IJHSR. 2016; 6(12): 376-382


Benign Cervical Teratoma in an Adult: A Rare Neck Swelling.

P.S. Mulay, S.A.Deshpande, Mansi Gulati, Manisha Ahuja, Amita Patil, Rohit Mangal.

Abstract
Cervical teratomas are extremely rare germ cell tumors that occur in the neck. Most of these tumours occur in infants and neonates and are almost always benign. In extremely rare cases, cervical teratomas occur in adults and are usually malignant. Cervical teratomas are differentiated into primary thyroid or extrathyroid based on the relationship of the tumour with the thyroid gland. Surgery is the primary modality of treatment as malignant transformation occurs during adulthood. The diagnosis of malignancy is based on histopathologic examination. Adjuvant chemotherapy is indicated when malignancy is confirmed. We report a case of benign cervical extrathyroidteratoma in an adult.

Key words: Teratoma, Neck, Adult.



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