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Current Respiratory Medicine Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-398X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6387

Case Report

Mature Teratoma Revisited: A Rare Isolated Intrapulmonary Presentation: Case Report

Author(s): Ahmed Ehab*, Ahmad Shalabi, Avinash Nawgiri, Florian Reissfelder and Thomas Graeter

Volume 19, Issue 1, 2023

Published on: 21 October, 2022

Page: [79 - 81] Pages: 3

DOI: 10.2174/1573398X18666220912094255

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Background: Intrathoracic teratoma is a form of germ cell tumors and is mostly found in the anterior mediastinum. Isolated intrapulmonary teratoma (IPT) is by far a rarity. The clinical presentation is often non-specific and radiological images - in most cases-are not sufficient to establish a final diagnosis.

Surgical resection is the gold standard curative treatment after proper preoperative assessment.

Case Presentation: In this case report, we describe a case of an IPT in a 33-year-old female patient who presented with hemoptysis, and was successfully treated with right upper lobe resection. The diagnosis was histologically proven as a mature IPT.

Conclusion: IPT is extremely rare. Surgical resection is the standard gold method for diagnostic and curative purposes. Strict preoperative assessment should be performed to exclude other cases of lung masses.

Keywords: Intrapulmonary teratomas, germ cell tumor, teratoma, totipotential stem cells, trichoptysis, hemoptysis.

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