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A Case of Mature Cystic Teratoma Mimicking a Pericardial Cyst [EJMO]
EJMO. 2018; 2(1): 49-51 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmo.2017.35229

A Case of Mature Cystic Teratoma Mimicking a Pericardial Cyst

Elcin Ersoz Kose1, Mustafa Vayvada1, Mustafa Akyil1, Deniz Gurer1, Yelda Tezel2, Cagatay Tezel1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Health Sciences University, Sureyyapasa Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department Of Chest Disease, Haydarpaşa Numune Training And Research Hospital, Health Science University, Istanbul, Turkey

The majority of mediastinal germ cell tumors are teratomas. Placement in the anterior mediastinum of the thorax is common, and placement in other compartments of the mediastinum and parenchyma can be observed as well. The main aim of treatment of mature and immature teratomas is complete removal of the mass without complications. Excision provides cure and its prognosis is very good. In this case, we aimed to disscuss the case of a 22-year-old patient with anterior mediastinal involvement, which was first thought to be an anterior cystic pericardial cyst and was determined to be a mature cystic teratoma during resection.

Keywords: Anterior mediastinum, mature cystic teratoma, mediastinal mass

Elcin Ersoz Kose, Mustafa Vayvada, Mustafa Akyil, Deniz Gurer, Yelda Tezel, Cagatay Tezel. A Case of Mature Cystic Teratoma Mimicking a Pericardial Cyst. EJMO. 2018; 2(1): 49-51

Corresponding Author: Elcin Ersoz Kose, Türkiye
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