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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109-111

Nasopharyngeal teratoma: An unusual cause for respiratory distress in a neonate

1 Consultant Neonatologist and HOD division of Neonatology, Manipal hospital, Bengaluru-560017, Karnataka, India
2 Fellow in Neonatology, Manipal hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Consultant Histopathologist, Manipal hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Iyer Harohalli Venkatesh
Consultant Neonatologist, HOD Division of Neonatology, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru - 560 017, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/jcn.JCN_104_16

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A term male neonate weighing 2.9 kg was brought to emergency room with increasing respiratory distress. On examination, a mass was identified in the nasopharynx. Magnetic resonance imaging of head and neck revealed lobulated polypoidal abnormal soft tissue signal mass lesion occupying the nasopharynx extending inferiorly in the upper part oropharynx. The mass was excised and biopsy suggested nasopharyngeal teratoma.

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