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Korean J Urol. 2014 Feb;55(2):148-51. doi: 10.4111/kju.2014.55.2.148. Epub 2014 Feb 14.

Primary mature cystıc teratoma mimickıng an adrenal mass in an adult male patient.

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1
The Urology Clinics of Ankara Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
2
The Pathology Clinics of Ankara Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

Teratomas are bizarre neoplasms derived from embryonic tissues that are typically found only in the gonadal and sacrococcygeal regions of adults. Primary retroperitoneal teratomas are rare and present challenging management options. We report a case of a unilateral primary retroperitoneal mature cystic teratoma mimicking an adrenal mass in a 54-year-old male patient. Complete resection of the adrenal mass was performed by the flank approach by using the 11th rib resection. Because of the risk of malignancy, follow-up radiographic studies were performed to ensure the oncologic efficacy of resection. The patient has been free of recurrence for longer than 12 months.

KEYWORDS:

Adrenal neoplasm; Cystic teratoma

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