Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
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SOSA HERNANDEZ, Jackeline; ZALDIVAR RODRIGUEZ, Juan Manuel; HERRERA HERRERA, Manuel and ACOSTA PILOTO, Juan Manuel. Teratocarcinoma with a component of choriocarcinoma. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.1, pp. 181-187. ISSN 1561-3194.
Teratocarcinomas represent 3-5% of the intracranial tumors in childhood approximately. Their clinical manifestations can vary from an asymptomatic status to a wide spectrum of neurological, visual and endocrine symptoms. A 9 year-old female patient presenting headache, vomits and sudden loss of vision attended to "Pepe Portilla" Children Hospital, Pinar del Rio. Several medical examinations were performed, diagnosing a Teratocarcinoma with a component of choriocarcinoma; the patient underwent a surgery having a satisfactory evolution.
Keywords : Teratocarcinoma [carcinoma]; Teratocarcinoma [surgery].