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January 1979

Teratoma of the Tonsil in a Premature InfantCase Report and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Newborn Service, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Mass (Dr Shah); Rush-Presbyterian—St Luke's Hospital, Chicago (Dr Vasan); and the Division of Neonatology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmingham (Dr Raye).

Am J Dis Child. 1979;133(1):79-80. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1979.02130010085017

• Among the causes of respiratory distress in the neonatal period, a tumor involving the oropharyngeal area is rare. The present case report describes a premature infant with a teratoma of the tonsil and reviews the clinical presentation and management of this tumor in the neonatal period.

(Am J Dis Child 133:79-80, 1979)