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Case report


A rare case of oropharyngeal teratoma diagnosed antenatally with MRI.

Murali Mohan ManchaliChandrahasa SharabuMeher LathaLeela Kumar
Departments of Radiology, Metro Diagnostic Centre, Manju Sudha Hospital, Gynaecology, Princess Dhuru Shevar Children’s and General Hospital, Pediatric Surgery, Suraksha Hospital, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date of Submission: 17-Jul-2013, Date of Acceptance: 24-Feb-2014, Date of Web Publication: 21-Mar-2014.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Chandrahasa Sharabu

Department of Radiology, Manju Sudha Hospital, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
E-mail: hasa8699@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Chandrahasa Sharabu

Department of Radiology, Manju Sudha Hospital, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
E-mail: hasa8699@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.129261 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Oropharyngeal teratomas are extremely rare congenital tumors and have an incidence rate of one in 35,000-200,000 newborn babies/neonates. Oropharyngeal teratomas may cause life threatening airway obstruction to a newborn. Early diagnosis with ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is essential to plan management. Here, we present a rare case of oropharyngeal true teratoma diagnosed with MRI antenatally in a fetus at 34 weeks of gestation in a 25-year-old female who was being evaluated for polyhydraminos. We found MRI to be more helpful for antenatal diagnosis, counseling, and management than ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT).
Keywords: Diagnosed Antenatally, MRI Better Modality, Oropharyngeal Teratoma

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