Successful Surgical Treatment of Mature Teratoma Arising From the Sella

Yaxiong Li, Yuekang Zhang, Jianguo Xu, Ni Chen


Mature teratoma of the pituitary-hypothalamic region is rarely reported in the literature. In this article, we present a 13-year-old girl with clinical and radiological findings that were initially considered as germinoma. However, histological examinations disclosed a mature teratoma. This case highlights that the radiation-induced cerebral edema caused acute hydrocephalus. The mature teratoma is not radiosensitive, and the most appropriate treatment is direct surgery.

J Clin Med Res. 2015;7(2):122-125


Diagnosis; Craniopharyngioma; Mature teratoma; Radiotherapy; Treatment

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