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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 203-205

Malignant orbital teratoma in a neonate: A clinicopathological case report


Department of Orbit and Oculoplasty, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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M VS Prakash
Department of Orbit and Oculoplasty, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jpgm.JPGM_629_16

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Teratoma of the orbit is rare; very few cases have been published in literature. A case of orbital teratoma in a neonate is presented where the proptosis was massive enough to obscure the eyeball. Clinically, the diagnosis of teratoma was considered. As there was no possibility of salvaging the eye, exenteration of the orbit was done. Orbital teratomas are generally benign. Histopathological examination revealed the features of malignant teratoma.






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