Case Report

Treated for psychosis and presenting with prominent speech and language abnormalities: A case report of an adult with a frontal lobe teratoma

Gian Lippi, Elna Naude
South African Journal of Psychiatry | Vol 22, No 1 | a924 | DOI: | © 2016 Gian Lippi, Elna Naude | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 December 2015 | Published: 31 August 2016

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Gian Lippi, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Elna Naude, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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We report on a rare case of an adult presenting with psychotic symptoms, including prominent thought form disorder and an aphasia. Further investigation revealed the presence of a mature teratoma in the left frontal lobe, which could have played a pathophysiological role in the development of both the psychosis and the language impairment.


Teratoma; Thought form disorder; aphasia


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