INTRAPULMONARY IMMATURE TERATOMA; A RARE ENTITY WITH REVIEW OF LITERATURE

Posted By navjot singh
INTRAPULMONARY IMMATURE TERATOMA; A RARE ENTITY WITH REVIEW OF LITERATURE

Background: Teratomas are tumors composed of tissues derived from more than one germ cell line. Intrapulmonary teratomas is very rare disease. Case characterstics: 16-year-old male presented with dyspnea at rest, cough, intermittent fever, and recurrent chest infections. Observation: Large ill defined mass lesion showing soft tissue and fat component with multiple scattered calcified foci occupying almost whole of right hemithorax. Message: The diagnosis rely on the radiologic imaging. Trichoptysis is the only clinical feature that can be diagnostic. Surgical removal is the curative treatment.

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