Benign Mature Teratoma in Anterior Mediastinum

Tae-Hoon No, Sang-Hoon Seol, Guang-Won Seo, Doo-Il Kim, Sung Yeun Yang, Chul Hoi Jeong, Youn-Ho Hwang, Ji Yeon Kim


Teratoma of mediastinum is rare germ cell tumor. Anterior mediastinum is the most common extragonadal site. Benign mediastinal teratoma accounts for 60% of all mediastinal germ cell tumors. Benign mature teratoma has excellent prognosis after surgical excision. We present a case of 20-year-old woman diagnosed as benign mature teratoma which compressed main pulmonary trunk. The patient underwent surgical excision.

J Clin Med Res. 2015;7(9):726-728


Mediastinum; Benign; Mature; Teratoma

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