Pan African Medical Journal

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Congenital orbital teratoma: a case report and challenges of its management in a resource limited setting

Olufunmilola Abimbola Ogun, Gabriel Olabiyi Ogun, Biobele Jotham Brown, Adedamola Lameed Mosuro, Adeyinka Olusola Ashaye


We report a case of congenital immature teratoma of the orbit in a female neonate who presented on the second day of life. She was successfully managed by modified exenteration. The patient was lost to follow-up intermittently over a 24-month period without recurrence of the tumour. However the patient could not be traced again after 24 months of follow up. This happened despite concerted efforts to educate the parents. The possible implications of this and other social factors, in a challenging and resource limited setting, on the prognosis of the disease and cosmetic outcome are considered.

Pan African Medical Journal 2012; 12:3

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