Liver transplantation for growing teratoma syndrome: Report of a case

Bijan Eghtesad, Wallis J. Marsh, Thomas Cacciarelli, David Geller, Jorge Reyes, Ashok Jain, Paulo Fontes, Michael DeVera, John J. Fung

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Abstract

Liver transplantation is a well-established treatment for liver failure and for a selected group of patients with hepatic tumors. The growing teratoma syndrome refers to the phenomenon whereby germ cell tumors enlarge after chemotherapy despite complete eradication of malignant cells and normalization of serum tumor markers. We present the case of a young patient with rapidly growing teratomatous masses in his liver who was treated with liver transplantation from a live donor. We discuss his postoperative management, follow-up, and briefly review literature on the subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1222-1224
Number of pages3
JournalLiver Transplantation
Volume9
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Hepatology
  • Transplantation

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    Eghtesad, B., Marsh, W. J., Cacciarelli, T., Geller, D., Reyes, J., Jain, A., Fontes, P., DeVera, M., & Fung, J. J. (2003). Liver transplantation for growing teratoma syndrome: Report of a case. Liver Transplantation, 9(11), 1222-1224. https://doi.org/10.1053/jlts.2003.50238