A Large Mediastinal Immature Teratoma Presenting with Life Threatening Respiratory Distress in a Newborn


MUTLU M. , KURUCU N., ASLAN Y. , SAYGIN B., SARIHAN H. , ERSÖZ Ş.

HONG KONG JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS, cilt.16, ss.125-127, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: HONG KONG JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.125-127

Özet

A 42-hour-old male newborn was referred to our hospital with the complaints of life-threatening respiratory distress. A large mass was observed on posterior-anterior chest radiography. A 10 x 10 cm mass was completely excised from the anterior mediastinum and right hemitorax via right thoracotomy. Histopathologic examination of the mass revealed as immature teratoma. Mediastinal immature teratoma may cause life threatening respiratory obstruction and must be promptly diagnosed and treated.