Joseph Kim, MD, Spiros Hiotis, MD, PhD, Scott Q Nguyen, MD. Mount Sinai
Retroperitoneal teratomas are very rare, consisting of 1-11% of all primary retroperitoneal masses. They are usually asymptomatic and found incidentally on imaging. However, when they grow large enough, they can cause a mass effect on surrounding organs and cause abdominal symptoms. The treatment for these lesions is surgical resection, which is both diagnostic and therapeutic. We present the case of a 26-year old woman who had become symptomatic from a 14-cm right retroperitoneal teratoma. Despite the size and proximity to major vessels, including the vena cava, right renal artery, and left renal vein, we show that a laparoscopic resection of the mass is possible.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 80236
Program Number: V061
Presentation Session: Friday Exhibit Hall Video Presentations Session 1 (Non CME)
Presentation Type: EHVideo