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Teratomas range from benign, mature, well-differentiated cystic lesions to immature, poorly differentiated lesions with solid components and malignant transformation. As a result they can contain a large variety of tissue types including. Ovarian teratomas is the most common group of ovarian germ cell tumors. The typical imaging appearance of a mature cystic teratoma is a cystic mass with a distinct capsule containing sebaceous fluid that is most often unilocular (88) but can be multilocular. Mature teratomas characteristically contain components of fat (93), calcifications (56) such as teeth or bone, and often floating masses of hair or soft tissue ( 11 ). This phenomenon is encountered not infrequently in radiology, and in fact radiopaedia has an article entitled rorschach radiology which is dedicated to it! As far as we know, this case is the first one to ever describe the similarity between a mature cystic ovarian teratoma with floating central ball and a. This patient went on to have a tumor resection which confirmed the diagnosis of a mature intracranial teratoma. Without the benefit of macroscopic fat, it is difficult to make a firm pre-operative diagnosis. Mature cystic teratoma is the most common germ cell neoplasm and, in some series, the most common ovarian neoplasm removed at surgery (, 7),(, 8). Mature cystic teratomas arise from a single germ cell after the first meiotic division (, 10). teratoma of the kidney is extremely rare, and less than 30 cases of primary intrarenal teratomas have been published to date. We report the main radiologic features of an unusual case of mature cystic teratoma arising from the left kidney in a two-year-old boy.