FaCD Online Syndrome Fact Sheet

Last updated: 27 Oct 2009

Name: Nasopharyngeal Teratoma and Diaphragmatic Hernia

Mode of Inheritance: ?

Tumor features

teratoma, nasopharyngeal

Non-tumor features

diaphragmatic hernia


Turnbull et al reported a patient with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and a nasopharyngeal teratoma. They also reviewed two other cases and suggested that this combination of features is not a random association but represents a distinct syndrome.[1]


[1] Turnbull C, Ruddy D, Barnicoat A. Nasopharyngeal teratoma and diaphragmatic hernia: no longer a random association but a new syndrome? Clin Dysmorphol. 2009 Jul;18(3):131-4.