Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Thoracic Surgery
  •  Emergency Surgery
  •  Obstetrics Surgery
  •  General Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Orthopaedic Surgery
  •  Plastic Surgery
  •  Robotic Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2022;7(1):3396.Case Report | Open Access

Robotic Assisted Resection of a Nasopharyngeal Teratoma in a New-Born: A Case Report

Nasser Nadjmi1,2,3,4#*, Benjamin Denoiseux2,3,4#, Jimmy Bi San Liu5, Stephanie Vanden Bossche6, Patrick Pauwels5, Michiel Voeten7, Elke Van de Casteele3,4 and An Boudewyns8,9

1Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium
2Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, ZMACK Association, AZ Monica Antwerp, Belgium
3Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium
4All for Research vzw, Belgium
5Laboratory of Pathological Anatomy, Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), Belgium
6Department of Radiology, Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), 2650 Edegem, Belgium
7Department of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), Belgium
8Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium
9Faculty of Medicine and Translational Neurosciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium
#These authors contributed equally

*Correspondance to: Nasser Nadjmi 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.3396


Teratomas in the head and neck region are rare embryonal neoplasms consisting of tissues derived from all three blastodermic layers. Typically, these lesions have a heterogenous histological appearance. Head and neck location of a teratoma may be associated with an impressive clinical presentation caused by upper airway obstruction. The first line treatment for teratoma is surgical excision. However, especially in the head and neck region, total removal can be impossible due to difficult access and location of the lesion. We present the first case reported in literature of a nasopharyngeal teratoma in a new-born which was completely removed by using the da Vinci robot. Adhesion to the vomer and skull base was noted on MRI. Nevertheless, total excision of the mass was confirmed on histology. The infant was discharged after 2 days without any signs of upper airway obstruction.


Cite the article

Nadjmi N, Denoiseux B, Liu JBS, Bossche SV, Pauwels P, Voeten M, et al. Robotic Assisted Resection of a Nasopharyngeal Teratoma in a New- Born: A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3396.

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