By Ethan Garrett

What is it?

A teratoma is a type of tumor that is usually found present at birth. It is very and only 20,000 cases have been diagnosed with it. The worst part of the tumor is that it is different than the surrounding tissues because it is made with different cells all across the body. A teratoma may contain hair, teeth, bone and very rarely, complex organs such as eyes, hands and feet.


"Teratoma." - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.