Double whammy - Mediastinal and ovarian teratoma: A rare clinical co-existence

Father Muller Medical Collage and Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
Journal of thoracic disease 08/2012; 4(4):434-6. DOI: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2012.03.09
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Teratomas are germ cell tumours arising as the result of abnormal development of totipotential cells. They are commonly encountered in the gonads and occasionally found in mediastinum. We report a case of asymptomatic 28 years old lady with concomitant mature cystic teratoma in her mediastinum and left ovary which was diagnosed incidentally during health check up. This case is reported because of its rare and unusual coexistence.

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