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DA: 497

Developmental anomaly information

Definition: Teratomas are embryonal neoplasms derived from pluripotent cells containing tissue from at least two of three germ layers (ectoderm, endoderm, mesoderm). A significant degree of confusion has arisen regarding nomenclature for the various subtypes of teratomas. The word itself is derived from the Greek word teraton, meaning monster, and was used initially by Virchow in the first edition of his book on tumors, which was published in 1863. Teratomas range from benign, well-differentiated (mature) cystic lesions to those that are solid and malignant (immature). Additionally, teratomas may be monodermal and highly specialized, and, rarely within some mature teratomas, certain elements (most commonly squamous components) may undergo malignant transformation.


  • Congenital teratoma

Developmental anomaly parent: (empty)

Topology: Human body

System: Human body

Developmental anomaly category: Tumor

Case records

Humpath: 5989

Observed in MDB cases
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Associated developmental anomalies

Last modified: 2009-01-06 16:01:23 by farideh

Created: 2008-08-06 15:41:33 by jcfournet

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