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Prenat Diagn. 1997 Jul;17(7):686-8.

Immature mesenteric teratoma in a male newborn infant: prenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis and surgical treatment.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, University of Verona, Italy.


A very rare case of mesenteric teratoma, detected by routine ultrasound screening at 20 weeks' gestation, is reported. The patient, a male newborn delivered at 40 weeks' gestation in good condition, was successfully operated on at birth. The post-operative course was regular and the baby is currently doing well.

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