Giant immature progressive teratoma in the skull base

Koujin Kyou, Noriyoshi Sumiya, Yasuhiro Hayashi, Katsura Hakamata, Kumiko Hosokawa, Katsuyoshi Suzuki, Takayuki Oota
2007 Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Japan  
We attempted to surgically extract a facial giant tumor that had progressed in the skull base because sclerosing therapy had been ineffective. We were able to radically resect the tumor macroscopically. After the operation, cerebrospinal fluid leakage was not seen, and other serious complications were not generated. However, due to bone defect and transformation of the face, we were not able to close the tracheotomy site. Furthermore, the pathological diagnosis was an immature teratoma, which
more » ... classified as a malignant tumor. There will be a danger of recurrence in the future.
doi:10.11374/shonijibi1980.28.1_31 fatcat:rw5ooru2y5dzdjinq6b5o4nxpq