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Teratoma of the face
Definition: A tumor originating from any of the three germinal layers. These tumors have a disorganized structure and can be very vascular. Teratomas of this region include:
- epignathus (nasopharyngeal teratoma),
- pharyngeal and
- submandibular teratoma.
A teratoma should be distinguished from hemangioma of the face, since the face is a frequent site for Hemangiomata.