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May 1975

Benign Congenital Neoplasms: Dermoids and Teratomas

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(5):333-334. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780340065015

Congenital tumors in the head and neck are usually benign dermoids or teratomas. These rare neoplasms are first noticed in neonates or infants and frequently rapid diagnosis and treatment may be lifesaving.

Since they are rare tumors periodic case reports are worthwhile to remind us to include them in our differential diagnosis.