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J Chin Med Assoc. 2003 Aug;66(8):497-500.

Primary retroperitoneal teratoma in an adult.

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Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cheng-Ching General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.


Primary retroperitoneal teratoma is a rare entity in adults. It has a distinctive imaging appearance. We describe the case of a 26-year-old man who was referred to our hospital due to an abdominal tumor. Serial work-up disclosed a teratoma at the retroperitoneum. Laparotomy with tumor resection was performed. Pathological examination revealed a mature cystic teratoma. The postoperative course was smooth. This patient was doing well at one-year follow-up.

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