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What causes teratomas?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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 was that they were an undiagnosed twin within the baby that was born. The cystic fluid is skin oil from skin appendages, which are common.

In brief: 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 was that they were an undiagnosed twin within the baby that was born. The cystic fluid is skin oil from skin appendages, which are common.
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