A mature cystic teratoma in pineal region mimicking parietal encephalocele in a newborn

Baykaner M. K., Ergun E., Cemil B., Bayik P., Emmez H.

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, vol.23, no.5, pp.573-576, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-006-0240-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.573-576
  • Keywords: teratoma, germ cell tumor, encephalocele, superior sagittal sinus, pineal region tumor
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective Teratoma is the most frequently encountered intracranial tumor at birth and constitutes 18-20% of all germ cell tumors. They are usually located in pineal and suprasellar regions. The authors aim to report an extremely unusual presentation, location, and appearance of a teratoma in a newborn.