NASOPHARYNGEAL TERATOMA AS A RESPIRATORY EMERGENCY IN THE NEONATE


CANDAN S., YILDIZ K., MOCAN H., MIZRAK S., MUHTAR H.

JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.20, no.5, pp.349-352, 1991 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.349-352

Abstract

We report a congenital nasopharyngeal teratoma which presented as acute neonatal airway obstruction. After immediate orotracheal intubation, a pedunculated mass, which filled the nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal cavities, was completely removed. Histological examination of the specimen revealed as a mature teratoma, composed of all three germ layers with recognizable early organ differentiation.