Radio-pathological correlation of a retroperitoneal teratoma in a 2-year-old girl: a case report

Authors

  • Deki Choden Department of Radio-diagnosis & Imaging, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Kinley Sangay Dorji Department of Radio-diagnosis & Imaging, Eastern Regional Referral Hospital, Mongar, Bhutan
  • Sonam Choden Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47811/bhj.127

Keywords:

Retroperitoneum teratoma, Radio-pathological correlation

Abstract

Retroperitoneal teratoma is a extragonadal germ cell tumor comprising 5% of all teratomas in children, and the third most common retroperitoneal neoplasm in children. This is a case report of a 2 years old girl who presented with abdominal distension and palpable mass. The imaging findings of the mass was characteristic of retroperitoneal teratoma which was confirmed by histopathology report following complete excision. Retroperitoneal tumor is an uncommon tumor in children with characteristic imaging findings. Computed tomography is mainly used to evaluate the extent of the disease. Most of the retroperitoneal tumors are benign and curable with complete surgical excision.

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Published

2021-11-18

How to Cite

Choden, D., Dorji, K. S., & Choden, S. (2021). Radio-pathological correlation of a retroperitoneal teratoma in a 2-year-old girl: a case report. Bhutan Health Journal, 7(2), 28–31. https://doi.org/10.47811/bhj.127

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Case Report