A teratoma is a tumor with tissue or organ components resembling normal derivatives of all three germ layers. The word teratoma comes from Greek and means roughly monstrous tumor. teratomas (the plural infrequently given as teratomata) have been reported to contain hair, teeth, bone and very rarely more complex organs such as eyeball, torso, and hand. Usually, however, a teratoma will contain no organs but rather one or more tissues normally found in organs such as the brain, liver, and lung. all of which are the result of abnormal development of pluripotent (or totipotent) cells: germ cells and embryonal cells.
Age : 1year 6months
Sex : Female.
R/N : 2815/3
Date of Admission : 30.01.07
Address : Ullapara, Siranjgong, Bangladesh
A mass on the back since birth which was gradually increase in size.
Examination of The Mass
Location : Mass is located in the sacrococcygeal region.
Extension : It is predominantly extended with little
Character : Lobulated with some limb like projection.
Some part is cystic and remaining part is
firm in consistency. On limb like projection
there are 4 fingers with nail.