Management of central nervous system teratoma

Corinna C. Zygourakis, Jessica L. Davis, Gurvinder Kaur, Christopher P. Ames, Nalin Gupta, Kurtis I. Auguste, Andrew T. Parsa

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Central nervous system (CNS) teratomas are very rare neoplasms that contain tissues derived from all three germ cell layers (endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm). Patients with teratomas usually have a good prognosis. Given the paucity of cases in the literature, we present a retrospective review of 15 CNS teratomas treated over a 25 year period at the University of California, San Francisco. We describe the presentation, location, treatment, and adjuvant therapy for these patients, and highlight three unique cases that emphasize the diverse presentation and treatment of these rare tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-104
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Germ cell tumor
  • Intracranial
  • Spinal
  • Teratoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)


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