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|Title:||Congenital orbital teratoma||Autores:||Pellerano, Fernando
|Researchers (UNIBE):||Pellerano, Fernando||Affiliations:||Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud||Research area:||Ciencias de la Salud||Keywords:||Congenital teratoma; Orbital tumor; Proptosis in a neonate||Issue Date:||2016||Publisher:||S. Karger AG||Source:||Ocular Oncology and Pathology, 3(1),11-16||Journal:||Ocular Oncology and Pathology||Volume:||3||Issue:||1||Start page:||11||End page:||16||Abstract:||
We report a case of congenital orbital teratoma. A 3-day-old male, born at 39 weeks' gestation without relevant prenatal history, presented with a large vascularized proptotic mass distorting the left midface. Laboratory studies showed elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein (12,910 ng/ml). Computed tomography showed a multiloculated heterogeneous lesion composed of hypodense and hyperdense calcified areas encompassing the whole orbital cavity with expansion of the bony walls, as well as forward displacement and compression of the eyeball without extension to surrounding structures. Clinical, imaging and laboratory features were consistent with congenital orbital teratoma. Due to pronounced proptosis with exposure keratopathy and corneal perforation, no motility of the globe and no vision in the affected eye in a resource-limited setting, the patient underwent orbital exenteration. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of mature cystic teratoma. We describe the clinical course, radiographic and histopathological findings of this rare orbital tumor.
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