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.
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).
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