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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010, Article ID 650424, 3 pages
Case Report

Giant Primary Retroperitoneal Teratoma in an Adult: A Case Report

1College of Osteopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL 33314, USA
2Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Boynton Beach, FL 33435, USA
3University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA
4Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA

Received 12 June 2010; Accepted 5 August 2010

Academic Editor: Elijah Dixon

Copyright © 2010 Poonam Mathur et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Teratomas are bizarre neoplasms derived from embryonic tissues that are typically found only in the gonadal and sacrococcygeal regions of adults. Retroperitoneal teratomas are rare and present challenging management options. We report here the case of a histologically unusual retroperitoneal tumor detected on computed tomography during the workup of abdominal pain in a 32-year-old male. The evaluation and treatment of this condition and a review of the literature are included in this paper.