A Huge Intrapericardial Teratoma: A Case Report
Received Date: Mar 15, 2016 / Accepted Date: May 21, 2016 / Published Date: May 28, 2016
A teratoma is a type of germ cell tumor with tissue or organ components resembling normal derivatives of more than one germ layer which is actually present at birth. A 9-years-old boy was admitted with symptoms of breathlessness, fatigue, swelling in right upper parasternal region and slight chest pain on exertion. A large tumor was revealed by thoracic computed tomography with slight displacement of heart and pericardial effusion. The tumor was successfully resected surgically. Histopathology examination confirmed the diagnosis of an intrapericardial mature teratoma. The patient had an uneventful recovery and he is normal after one year follow up. Rarity of the lesion makes this case worthy of documentation.
Keywords: Teratoma; Thoracic computed tomography; Pericardial effusion
Citation: Firoj KM, Yu HB, Fa XE, Huang ZF (2016) A Huge Intrapericardial Teratoma: A Case Report. Cardiovasc Ther 1: 107.
Copyright: © 2016 Firoj KM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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