Thymic teratoma presenting as non-immune hydrops fetalis

  • Ameer Hamza St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Department of Pathology
  • Eleftherios Vouyoukas St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Department of Pathology
  • Ian Jacob Anderson St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Department of Pathology
  • Martha Jaye Higgins St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Department of Pathology
Keywords: Erythroblastosis fetalis, Hydrops fetalis, Mediastinal Neoplasms, Teratoma.

Abstract

Teratomas are one of the most frequent tumors in the pediatric population. They occur anywhere along the midline of the body, following the course of the embryonic germ cell ridge. In the mediastinal location, they exert space occupying effects, leading to a myriad of complications, including non-immune hydrops fetalis. We describe a fatal case of an immature thymic teratoma in a neonate presenting with hydrops fetalis. This case emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and surgical intervention in such cases.

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Published
2018-03-13
How to Cite
Hamza, A., Vouyoukas, E., Anderson, I., & Higgins, M. (2018). Thymic teratoma presenting as non-immune hydrops fetalis. Autopsy and Case Reports, 8(1), e2018004. https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2018.004
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Article / Autopsy Case Report