Anterior Mediastinal Teratoma- A Rare Variety

  • SMAZN Palash Specialist, Dept. of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka
  • MD Hossain Senior registrar, Dept. of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka
  • TMNS Khan Registrar, Dept. of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka
  • T Meher Registrar Dept. of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka
  • MK Hasan Registrar, Dept. of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka
  • SI Khan Specialist, Dept. of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka
  • N Ahmed Consultant,Dept. of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka
  • S Ahmed Consultant,Dept. of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka
  • MZ Haider Consultant,Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka
Keywords: Mediastinal Teratoma, Extra-gonadal germ cell tumor

Abstract

Anterior mediastinal teratomas are rare germ cell tumors. We report a case of such rare tumor in a 16 years old boy who presented with sudden severe right sided abdominal pain which radiating to chest for one day. CT scan of the chest was suggestive of anterior mediastinal teratoma. Patient underwent Clamshell thoracotomy. Peroperatively a large mass was found in the anterior mediastinum containing huge amount of sebum like material. It was adherent to mediastinal surface of right & left lung, pericardium and great vessels (SVC, Aorta). The tumor and was resected out except part of its posterior surface which was adherent to pericardium and great vessels and was left in situ. He had a smooth & uneventful post-operative recovery. Histopathology reported as mature (benign) teratoma with no evidence of malignancy.

Pulse Vol.10 January-December 2017 p.52-56

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2018-10-19
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Palash, S., Hossain, M., Khan, T., Meher, T., Hasan, M., Khan, S., Ahmed, N., Ahmed, S., & Haider, M. (2018). Anterior Mediastinal Teratoma- A Rare Variety. Pulse, 10(1), 52-56. https://doi.org/10.3329/pulse.v10i1.38627
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Case Reports