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Intrapericardial teratoma presenting in fetal life: intrauterine diagnosis and neonatal management.

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Intrapericardial teratoma is a rare and often fatal germ-cell tumor of neonates. It is usually histologically benign but may cause death in utero by hydrops fetalis or by pericardial tamponade in the early days of life. The etiology of these tumors is uncertain, but resection appears to be curative. However, these tumours present a challenge in terms of prenatal management. The prevention or adequate management of hydrops fetalis is essential for the gestation to proceed to term, at which poi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Anderson, DR More by this author
Mishra, PK More by this author
Journal:
Congenital heart disease
Volume:
3
Issue:
6
Pages:
449-451
Publication date:
2008
DOI:
EISSN:
1747-0803
ISSN:
1747-079X
URN:
uuid:5cfa8ec3-e7b0-4cb9-8b6e-c5f99bb8d780
Source identifiers:
374979
Local pid:
pubs:374979

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