Mature teratoma of the spinal cord in adults: An unusual case.

TitleMature teratoma of the spinal cord in adults: An unusual case.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLi Y, Yang B, Song L, Yan D
JournalOncology letters
Date Published2013 Oct

Intraspinal mature teratomas rarely occur in adults. The present study describes an unusual case of adult intradural mature teratoma, which was completely resected. A 22-year-old female presented with an intermittent pinching pain in the lower right shank that had lasted for three months. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results indicated a multicystic mass extending from the T12 to L2 vertebrae, and the tumors were certified as teratomas by a histopathological examination. The level of pain experienced by the patient was improved following the surgery. The present study also compared the literature concerning adult intradural mature teratoma, summarized the basic clinical characteristics and theory of origin of adult intradural mature teratoma and reviewed the available treatments for this disease.

Alternate JournalOncol Lett