International Journal of Integrated Health Sciences
Vol 4, No 1 (2016)

Fetus inside Brain - Mature Cystic Teratoma in Posterior Fossa

Yudoyono, Farid (Unknown)
Sobarna, Mirna (Unknown)
Sutiono, Agung Budi (Unknown)
Arifin, Muhammad Zafrullah (Unknown)

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Publish Date
28 Mar 2016


Objective: To describe a rare case of posterior fossa cystic teratoma in central nervous system. Methods: A 2-year old boy was admitted with a chief complaint of decreased consciousness with tonic clonic seizure. Non-Contrast Head Computed Tomography (NCCT) scan showed acute hydrocephalus and a well-defined extra-axial cystic lesion mass, 3.4x3.9x4.2 cm in size, in the posterior fossa.Results: Patient underwent a total resection of the tumor. No systemic complication was found in ten days following the surgery. There was no evidence of tumor recurrence one year after the surgery. The histopathologycal diagnosis of the tumor was cystic teratoma.Conclusions: Mature cyst teratoma located in the posterior fossa is a rare case. Total resection and long-term follow up is the treatment of choice for mature teratoma.Keywords: Hydrocephalus, posterior fossa, teratoma DOI: 10.15850/ijihs.v4n1.687

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International Journal of Integrated Health Sciences (IJIHS) is a peer-review journal which publishes original articles, medical research, clinical research and case report. This journal is supported by Faculty of Medicine Universitas Padjadjaran and was launched on September 22nd 2012 and firstly ...