Cystic Teratoma Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 16, 2018
  • Author: Chad A Hamilton, MD; Chief Editor: from Memorial Sloan-Kettering - Yukio Sonoda, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are cystic teratomas?

How are cystic teratomas differentiated from dermoids?

What is the pathophysiology of cystic teratomas?

What is the prevalence of cystic teratomas?

What are the sexual predilections of cystic teratomas?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of cystic teratomas?

Which factor affects the potential complications of cystic teratomas?

What is the prognosis of sacrococcygeal teratomas?

What are the potential complications of ovarian teratoma?

What is the prognosis of ovarian teratoma?

What is the prognosis of testicular teratoma?

What is the prognosis of mediastinal teratoma?

Presentation

How are sacrococcygeal teratomas diagnosed?

What are the signs and symptoms of ovarian teratomas?

What are the signs and symptoms of testicular teratomas?

What are the signs and symptoms of mediastinal teratomas?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of sacrococcygeal teratomas?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of ovarian cystic teratomas?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of testicular teratomas?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of mediastinal teratomas

What are the differential diagnoses for Cystic Teratoma?

Workup

Which lab findings suggest malignancy in cystic teratomas?

What is a tumor marker for mature cystic teratoma (MCT)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of cystic teratoma?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of cystic teratoma?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of cystic teratoma?

How are sacrococcygeal teratomas staged?

Treatment

How are sacrococcygeal teratomas treated?

How are ovarian teratomas treated?

How are testicular teratomas treated?

How are mediastinal teratomas treated?