Neuroblastoma Arising From an Unresected Sacrococcygeal Teratoma in a Child


ÜNAL E. , KÖKSAL Y., TOY H., GÜNEL E., AÇIKGÖZOGLU S.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY, cilt.32, ss.233-235, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/mph.0b013e3181d4181c
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.233-235

Özet

Malignant transformation of a germ cell tumor, referring to the occurrence of somatic, nongerm cell malignancy within a germ cell tumor is a rare entity. The authors report a case of malignant transformation of an unreseceted sacrococcygeal teratoma to neuroblastoma in a 6-year-old girl and discuss this case in the light of relevant literature. This case shows that complete resection of germ cell tumor is necessary to prevent malignant transformation; In addition, when malignant transformation occurs, the treatment strategy must include surgery together with histology adapted systemic chemotherapy.