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October 1964

Intracranial Teratoma Replacing Brain: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pathology, University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, Yugoslavia.

Arch Neurol. 1964;11(4):423-426. doi:10.1001/archneur.1964.00460220085011

Intracranial teratomas belong to a group of rarely encountered anomalies. Most often they are found in the newborn, sometimes in children, and occasionally in adults. They have also been described in the fetus (Denes, Fromme).

The point of origin of the tumor is most frequently the pineal body, the lamina quadrigemina, or the third ventricle, including the pituitary region (Willis), and it may sometimes replace the whole brain.

Report of Case  In our case the teratoma was discovered in a stillborn infant whose mother was 28 years old and had been three times pregnant. Her first child had been born four years previously after a normal pregnancy and delivery. The following two pregnancies ended as miscarriages, one in the third and the other in the fourth month. The last pregnancy took a normal course. The mother was in good health throughout her preg nancy, and all other anamnestic data are

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