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World Journal of Surgical Oncology

, 5:58

First Online: 31 May 2007Received: 29 December 2006Accepted: 31 May 2007


BackgroundTeratoma is a rare developmental neoplasm that arises from totipotential tumor stem cells. Head and neck teratomas constitute about 10% of all cases. Only two cases of mature teratoma of the nasal septum have previously been documented in the world literature.

Case presentationWe present a case of histologically confirmed mature teratoma arising from the nasal septum in an eighteen month old Nigerian female who presented with a history of noisy breathing associated with recurrent rhinorrhea since birth. Physical examination revealed obstruction of the right nasal cavity by a pale fleshy mass. She underwent a total surgical excision and to date, after thirty one months follow-up, she is free from recurrence.

ConclusionThe prognosis for benign teratoma of the nasal septum is good following total surgical excision.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1477-7819-5-58 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Titus S Ibekwe - Daniel D Kokong - Bethrand A Ngwu - Oluwole A Akinyemi - Onyekwere G Nwaorgu - Effiong E Akang


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