ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Mature cystic teratoma, ectopic mediastinal pancreas: a case report
Levent Cansever1, İbrahim Celalettin Kocatürk1, Ümüt Aydoğmuş1, Nur Ürer2, Dilek Yılmazbayhan3, Mehmet Ali Bedirhan1
1Yedikule Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, 3. Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul
2Yedikule Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Göğüs Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi,Patoloji Kliniği, İstanbul
3İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul
A 20-year-old woman was admitted to our clinic with chest pain. On plain chest X-ray it was seen that there was a mass in right anterior mediastinum, which was hypodense, cystic, regularly bordered and septated and which had a thick wall. Explorative thoracotomy was performed in this patient in whom the diagnosis could not be established via biochemical, serological, microbiological tests and fiberoptic bronchoscopy. During the operation, a cystic lesion of 8x10 cm was found in the right anterior mediastinum and it was totally resected. Pathological evaluation revealed mature cyctic teratoma. The patient who had no complications during the follow-up period was discharged from hospital. Mediastinal mature teratomas which contain pancreatic tissue is a rarely seen mediastinal pathology.
Keywords : Bronchoscopy; mediastinal teratoma, pancreas; thoracotomies
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