Intrarenal mature cystic teratoma associated with renal dysplasia: case report and literature review

Pathol Int. 2001 Jul;51(7):560-4. doi: 10.1046/j.1440-1827.2001.01236.x.


We report a case of intrarenal teratoma in a 6-year-old boy. Two years before his operation, multicystic masses had been found in the left side of his abdomen. In the operation, three main cystic masses were located in the upper and lower poles of the left kidney, which were removed in pieces. Histologically, the cyst wall was lined mainly with keratinizing squamous epithelium with hair follicles, shafts and sebaceous glands. The adjacent renal parenchyma showed atrophy, with partially dysplastic and angiomyolipoma-like lesions. Based on these findings, the lesion was diagnosed as mature cystic teratoma of dermoid cyst type. Extragonadal teratoma occurs predominantly along the median line of the body. Intrarenal teratoma is extremely rare; however, it should be distinguished from teratoid Wilms' tumor and other renal cystic lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Dermoid Cyst / diagnostic imaging
  • Dermoid Cyst / pathology*
  • Dermoid Cyst / surgery
  • Humans
  • Kidney / abnormalities*
  • Kidney / diagnostic imaging
  • Kidney / surgery
  • Kidney Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Kidney Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Kidney Neoplasms / surgery
  • Male
  • Teratoma / diagnostic imaging
  • Teratoma / pathology*
  • Teratoma / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome