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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2011;54(5):247-251.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/KJOG.2011.54.5.247    Published online May 1, 2011.
A case of vaginally terminated fetus who had intracranial immature teratoma after transabdominal fetal cephalocentesis.
Ji Young Kim, Yeo Jin Kwak, Sun Ju Byun, Chan Wook Park, Joong Shin Park, Sung Hye Park, Jong Kwan Jun, Hee Chul Syn
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jsparkmd@snu.ac.kr
2Department of Pathology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Congenital intracranial teratoma is a very rare kind of tumor. A fetus was diagnosed with a congenital intracranial teratoma and hydrocephalus at 20 weeks' gestation. On prenatal ultrasonography, the fetus showed a severe macrocephalic hydrocephalus, along with a huge, heterogenous intracranial mass in the posterior fossa. After fetal cephalocentesis was performed at 21 weeks' gestation, the pregnancy was terminated vaginally without any complication. On the postmortem examination, the pathologic report revealed an intracranial immature teratoma. We report a case with a brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Brain tumor, Congenital teratoma, Cephalocentesis, Hydrocephalus

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