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Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2019 Oct-Dec;29(4):472-476. doi: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_452_18. Epub 2019 Dec 31.

Teratoma involving adrenal gland - A case report and review of literature.

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Department of Radiodiagnosis, Shri M.P. Shah Government Medical College and Shri Gurugobind Singh Government Hospital, P.N. Marg, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India.


Teratomas are germ cell tumors which are mainly gonadal in origin. Other common extra-gonadal sites are mediastinal, sacro-coccygeal and pineal regions. Adrenal teratomas are extremely rare and primary adrenal teratomas are even rarer. We reported a case of primary adrenal teratoma in a 60-year-old male. We reviewed literature from 2000 to till date, and found 29 adult cases and 6 paediatric cases of adrenal teratoma. Usually, they are asymptomatic and identified as an incidental finding. Imaging modality such as USG, CT and MRI are useful in diagnosis. Though these tumors are mostly benign, malignant transformation may occur. Treatment includes surgical removal.


Abdominal imaging; X-ray; adrenal teratoma; computed tomography; germ cell tumor; teratoma

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