S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Dept. of Medicine (의학과) The Seoul Journal of Medicine The Seoul Journal of Medicine Vol. 31 No.1 (1990)
Nasopharyngeal Teratoma(Epignathus) -Four Autopsy cases-
비인강 기형종(상악체) -4부검 증례-
- Park, Sung Hye; Kang, Gyeong Hoon; Ko, Gyeong Hyuck; Kim, Hee Sook; Chi, Je G.
- Issue Date
- Seoul J Med, Vol.31 No.1, pp. 41-51
- Four autopsy cases with nasopharyngeal teratoma were presented. Three
cases were stillborns and one case survived for five minutes. All four cases showed a bulky
protruding mass out of the oral cavity which arose in the hard palate. One case showed the
destruction of the skull base and intracranial extension. Microscopically, the masses showed
predominantly immature neuroepithelial components and some mature and immature elements
of the parenchymal organs, such as liver, gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. One of
the four cases was associated with unilateral renal agensis. The characteristics and histogenesis
of nasopharyngeal teratoma are discussed.