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Teratoma

A true neoplasm composed of a number of different types of tissue, none of which is native to the area in which it occurs. It is composed of tissues that are derived from three germinal layers, the endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm. They are classified histologically as mature (benign) or immature (malignant). (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1642)

Year introduced: 1982

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Tree Number(s): C04.557.465.910

MeSH Unique ID: D013724

Entry Terms:

  • Teratomas
  • Dysembryoma
  • Dysembryomas
  • Teratoid Tumor
  • Teratoid Tumors
  • Tumor, Teratoid
  • Tumors, Teratoid
  • Teratoma, Benign
  • Benign Teratoma
  • Benign Teratomas
  • Teratomas, Benign
  • Teratoma, Mature
  • Teratoma, Cystic
  • Teratoma, Malignant
  • Malignant Teratoma
  • Malignant Teratomas
  • Teratomas, Malignant
  • Teratoma, Immature
  • Immature Teratoma
  • Immature Teratomas
  • Teratomas, Immature

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