San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico
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Tenorio S.J.,Servicio de Otorrinolaringologia Pediatrica | Garcia M.A.,Servicio de Neurocirugia Pediatrica | Munoz B.J.A.,Servicio de Neurocirugia Pediatrica | Monroy H.V.M.,Hospital Of Especialidades Dr Antonio Fraga Mouret | Delgado S.B.E.,Servicio de Otorrinolaringologia Pediatrica
Revista Mexicana de Pediatria | Year: 2015

Nasopharyngeal teratoma (NFTT) is a rare neoplasm derived from pluripotent cells in the midline. It is congenital, benign (90%), with three embryonic cell layers (endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm). The mature teratoma histological report gives better prognosis. Presents in head and neck (midline) 1.6 to 10%. Proportion men:women, 5:1 y 6:1, respectively. 6% associated congenital malformations. It is an unusual cause of respiratory distress in the neonate characterized by cyanosis, cough, dysphagia and asphyxia. Diagnosis is by CT with and without contrast and magnetic resonance imaging suspecting findings are heterogeneous cystic/solid masses with calcified components. Male three months is presented with cystic neoplasia in subtemporal fossa and nasopharynx and in left subtemporal fossa, solid non-calcified cystic. Post Operated in conjunction with pediatric neurosurgery and diagnosed in conjunction with Clinical Pathology. Considered D10.6 in the International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems. Objective: That medical personnel recognize characteristics and study protocol in patients with NFTT. Study Design: Case report and review of the medical literature.

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