Medulloblastoma arising from an immature teratoma of the posterior fossa: Case report

Sunit Das, Kenji Muro, Stewart Goldman, Veena Rajaram, Arthur J. Dipatri

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Abstract

Teratomas, a group of nongerminomatous germ cell tumors, account for 3% of all childhood tumors. These unusual lesions reproduce the cellular and structural phenotypic traits associated with the three classic germ layers in inappropriate places in the body and often retain an embryonal character. These immature cells can differentiate into more malignant neoplasms. An intracranial location for this lesion type is rare. The authors describe the case of a 2-year-old boy with a teratoma of the posterior fossa that had partially differentiated into a medulloblastoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume106
Issue number1 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

Keywords

  • Germ cell tumor
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Primitive neuroectodermal tumor
  • Teratoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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