Mediastinal mature teratoma in an adolescent: a rare case presentation

Authors

  • Divyang Dave Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Surat, Gujarat, India
  • Nipun Bansal Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Surat, Gujarat, India
  • Hardik Astik Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Surat, Gujarat, India
  • Varun Joshi Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Surat, Gujarat, India
  • Ojas Patel Department of General Surgery, Government Medical College, Surat, Gujarat, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20195150

Keywords:

Mediastinum, Teratoma, Thoracotomy

Abstract

Teratomas are the most common germ cell tumours composed of two or more germ layers. Mediastinum is the most common site of extragonadal germ cell tumour. Teratomas are relatively rare of all tumours in mediastinum. Here, we report a rare case of an adolescent who presented with chest pain and breathlessness. CT scan showed a large, well-defined lesion with internal fat density, calcifications, cystic and solid components arising from anterior mediastinum. He was successfully operated and treated at New Civil Hospital Surat attached to Government Medical College Surat. The purpose of this case report is to bring in light to the mediastinal mature teratomas in adolescents as they have very low incidence rate.

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Published

2019-10-24

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Case Reports