Cervical cystic swelling in an adolescent: unusual association of a cervical mature teratoma with vertebral anomalies and a history of gastric duplication cyst

Hermien Hartog, Freek G. Dikkers, Albert G. Veldhuizen, Maarten H. Coppes, Christien Sleeboom, Zacharias Jan de Langen

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A 14-year-old girl presented with a cervical cystic swelling in association with deformity of cervical vertebrae. As a child, she had been treated for gastric duplication. Pathologic examination of the resected cervical swelling revealed a mature teratoma. We discuss possible embryologic associations, which could explain the unusual combination of a mature teratoma with vertebral anomalies and gastric duplication. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E15-E18
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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