Immature intrapericardial teratoma in a newborn with elevated alpha-fetoprotein

Nathalie Roy, Dominic J. Blurton, Anthony Azakie, Tom R. Karl

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A large intrapericardial mass was incidentally found in a fetus at 32 weeks gestational age, which was accompanied by a significant pericardial effusion. The baby was delivered by cesarean section and had surgical removal of the tumor on the second day of life. Alpha-fetoprotein was elevated. The pathologic analysis demonstrated a grade I immature teratoma with foci of hepatoid tissue. The patient had an uneventful postoperative recovery. A review of the literature and pathologic implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e6-e8
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004


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