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how does a teratoma form

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Stem cells: Most tumors are formed from a single type of tissue. A teratoma is a tumor that is made up of many different types of tissue. It comes from a pluri ... Read More
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Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Embryonal tissue: A teratoma is a tumor of tissues comprising different organs such as bone, skin, nerve tissue usually derived from more than one germ layer. The terat ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Germ cell tumor: Teratoma is a: type of germ cell tumor that may contain several different types of tissue and sometimes mature elements such as hair, muscle, and bon ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unknown: Tearatomas arise from multipotential germ cells. What causes them is unknown. They can contain any type of body structure or organ. One old theory ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinni Juneja
21 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Maybe: If a teratoma is completely removed (negative surgical margins), it should not regrow. If microscopic deposits are left after surgery (+ surgical mar ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
21 years experience Radiology
Teratomas: Teratomas are a type of tumor or mass made up of different types of tissues. They are congenital (meaning they are present at the time of birth) but ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Both: They can occur in both sexes. Teratomas derived from germ cells occur in the testes in men and ovaries in women.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Encapsulated tumor : Reference site: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/teratoma.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Need details: If you are talking of ovarian teratoma most of them have excellent prognosis if detected early . At 24 you most likely have well differentiated type a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unknown: Tearatomas arise from multipotential germ cells. What causes them is unknown. They can contain any type of body structure or organ. One old theory ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
23 years experience Pathology
Some are: Teratomas arise from cells that can differentiate in to a host of tissue types and can be associated with chromosomal (genetic) abnormalities or with ... Read More
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