Penn Abramson Cancer Center Researchers publish article on the treatment of growing teratoma syndrome

February 2, 2009

The New England Journal of Medicine
Volume 360:423-424

To the Editor: Growing teratoma syndrome consists of an enlarging mature teratoma arising during or after chemotherapy for a nonseminomatous germ-cell tumor, with normal serum levels of alpha-fetoprotein and human chorionic gonadotropin. The preferred treatment is complete surgical resection because teratomas are resistant to chemotherapy and radiation therapy ... read more