[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.161.178.52. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
August 1955

BENIGN TERATOMA OF THE STOMACH IN AN INFANT

Author Affiliations

Baltimore
From the Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;90(2):196-198. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.04030010198011
Abstract

TERATOMAS arising from the stomach have been the subject of two published reports. Selman,1 in 1943, reported the case of an infant who was submitted to surgery at the age of 4 months because of an abdominal mass occupying the upper left quadrant. At operation, a fibrocystic mass 6 in. in diameter was disclosed, arising on a broad base from the anterior wall of the stomach. Removal of the mass and the portion of stomach wall from which it arose effected a cure. The tumor contained a variety of tissues, including skin and appendages, connective tissue, and colonic mucosa. It was a benign, complex teratoma. Selman's survey of the literature failed to disclose any previous case described by those interested in teratomas or benign gastric tumors.

Large, Williams, and Neel encountered a similar tumor in a 7-month-old infant, in 1952.2 This child's hemoglobin was 4 gm. per 100

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×