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CASE REPORT: The authors report the case of an immature teratoma of the left parieto-occipital region in a 13-year-old girl. The patient had a computed tomographic (CT) scan of the brain aged 10 months old, following a minor head injury. This demonstrated an abnormality in the same region, which had been reported as 'a cortical malformation'. DIAGNOSIS: We propose that the lesion on the original imaging is a mature teratoma or other silent dystopic germ cell element that subsequently transformed into the immature teratoma. DISCUSSION: The potential triggers for such a transformation and the management of patients with similar incidental radiological findings are discussed.

Original publication




Journal article


Childs Nerv Syst

Publication Date





164 - 167


Adolescent, Brain Neoplasms, Cell Transformation, Neoplastic, Female, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Neoplasms, Second Primary, Teratoma, Tomography, X-Ray Computed