Intracranial mature teratoma in an adult patient: a case report

Romić, Dominik and Raguž, Marina and Marčinković, Petar and Sesar, Patricija and Špero, Martina and Čolak Romić, Zrinka and Dlaka, Domagoj and Chudy, Darko (2019) Intracranial mature teratoma in an adult patient: a case report. Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports, 80 (01). e14-e17. ISSN 2193-6358

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Introduction: Primary intracranial teratoma is a subtype of germ cell tumors, classified into three subtypes. They occur very rarely, with only several reported individual cases in adults. ----- Case Description: We present a patient with an intermittent headache in the right frontal region. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a right sided high frontal parasagittal mass that compressed the falx, the right lateral ventricle, as well as the brain parenchyma. Patient underwent surgical treatment. Histopathological analysis described mature teratoma. Four months after the surgical treatment there were no signs of residual intracranial mass or relapse. ----- Discussion: Primary intracranial teratoma in adults has a nonspecific clinical presentation. MRI reveals a solitary irregular mass with multilocularity and mixed signals derived from different tissues. The patients age, biochemical markers, and patohistological analysis are necessary to confirm the diagnosis. ----- Conclusion: Teratoma treatment strategy still remains controversial. It includes radical resection whenever possible. Since the residual portion of mature teratoma may contain part of immature or malignant tissue, tumor recurrence after surgical removal is possible. Also, new tumor mass could occur at other sites intracranial after the initial one was removed. Thus, although patients usually recover, they should be followed-up for a long period of time.

Item Type: Article
Departments: Katedra za kirurgiju
Depositing User: Kristina Berketa
Status: Published
Marčinković, PetarUNSPECIFIED
Sesar, PatricijaUNSPECIFIED
Čolak Romić, ZrinkaUNSPECIFIED
Date: January 2019
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2020 09:17
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2020 09:17
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