Case Report

Metastatic Mature Teratoma Presented with Massive Intraabdominal Bleeding: A Case Report

  • Oktay Büyükaşık
  • A. Oğuz Hasdemir
  • Nurettin Kahramansoy
  • H. Ali Kılıçgün
  • Tanzer Korkmaz
  • Cavit Çöl
  • Hayri Erkol
  • Serdar Yanık

Received Date: 13.09.2009 Accepted Date: 01.10.2010 Med Bull Haseki 2011;49(1):42-43

Teratomas are rarely encountered. A 17-year-old male patient presented to the emergency clinic with findings of acute abdomen and hipovolemic shock. Massive hemorrhagic blood collection, multiple metastatic lesions in the liver and a bleeding retroperitoneal mass with dimensions of 5x5x3 cm were detected in abdomen at laparotomy. The bleeding mass was excised totally. The pathologic diagnosis was metastatic teratoma. Scrotal ultrasonography revealed a mass with dimensions of 2x1 cm in the right testis. While the investigations proceeded, he died of a new massive bleeding on the postoperative 24th day.

Keywords: Teratoma, Testicular germ cell tumors

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