Mature teratoma splitting the brainstem in a newborn: case report

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Mature teratomas (MTs) of the posterior fossa are extremely rare. The authors present a case of a prenatal diagnosis of an MT splitting the brainstem. Representative images as well as the clinical and surgical course are presented. Literature regarding “split brainstem” and MT of the posterior fossa is discussed.

ABBREVIATIONS MT = mature teratoma; SCM = split cord malformation.
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Correspondence Jonathan Roth: Dana Children’s Hospital, Tel-Aviv Medical Center, Tel-Aviv, Israel. WHEN CITING Published online July 26, 2019; DOI: 10.3171/2019.5.PEDS19142.Disclosures The authors report no conflict of interest concerning the materials or methods used in this study or the findings specified in this paper.

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