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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 576-579

Clinicopathological spectrum of teratomas: An 8-year retrospective study from a tertiary care institute

Department of Pathology, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and PG Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Dr. Garima Malpani
Department of Pathology, Sri Aurobindo Medical College and PG Institute, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijc.IJC_294_17

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BACKGROUND: Teratomas are tumors that contain tissues derived from three different germ cell layers and having a wider range of differentiation with different site and age at presentation. The aim of the present study was to know the frequency of teratomas in various sites and to analyze their clinicomorphological features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study is a retrospective study conducted in tertiary care hospital of Central India. All the cases diagnosed as teratoma in the period of 8 years were included and studied with reference to age, sex, site, size, gross, and microscopic features. RESULTS: A total of 92 cases were retrieved. The most common teratoma was ovarian (78.26%) followed by intracranial/intraspinal and sacrococcygeal in frequency of 7.61% each. Out of 92 cases, 89 were mature and benign, 2 cases were immature teratoma each in ovary and in sacrococcyx, and 1 case of teratocarcinoma in testis. CONCLUSION: Teratomas have much diversity in their age at presentation, location, gross features, and in degree of differentiation. The prognosis and treatment also depends on the histological grading of teratomas. Thus, pathologists have an important role in establishing a reliable prognostic profile.


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