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  1. B R Qandalji1
  1. 1Ministry of Health, Al-Bashir Hospital, Amman, Jordan


Background and aims Cervical teratoma is a rare form of teratoma in neonates and is an unusual cause of cervical masses in them. The aim is to present a case of neonatal cervical teratoma to alert neonatologists to the importance of its consideration.

Methods and results B/O M a full term baby boy born by normal vaginal delivery with birth weight of 2.5 kg. At birth, he was noted to have a huge neck mass extending from the mandible to the clavicle more on the right side. The mass measured 15 x 12 x 10 cm, hard with soft and cystic areas. Plain X-ray, u/s, CT scan and MRI were all consistent with cervical teratoma (images will be included in the poster). Complete surgical resection was done. Pathology report was malignant teratoma grade 3.

Conclusion Cervical teratoma although uncommon should be considered in the differential diagnosis of neck masses in neonates.

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