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Vol 88, No 4 (2020)
CLINICAL VIGNETTES
Published online: 2020-07-15
Submitted: 2020-01-22
Accepted: 2020-03-20
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Mediastinal germ cell tumour masquerading as loculated pleural effusion

Gopal Chawla, Pranav Ish, Avneet Garg, Kunal Deokar
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2020.0116
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Pubmed: 32869271
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Adv Respir Med 2020;88(4):360-361.

open access

Vol 88, No 4 (2020)
CLINICAL VIGNETTES
Published online: 2020-07-15
Submitted: 2020-01-22
Accepted: 2020-03-20

Abstract

Benign mediastinal teratomas often discovered while patients are still asymptomatic. Almost all arise in the anterosuperior mediastinal compartment. Most symptoms result from compression of adjacent structures. We report a case of a large teratoma arising from the anterior mediastinum that presented a confusing clinical picture of loculated pleural effusion which was successfully diagnosed and treated by surgical excision

Abstract

Benign mediastinal teratomas often discovered while patients are still asymptomatic. Almost all arise in the anterosuperior mediastinal compartment. Most symptoms result from compression of adjacent structures. We report a case of a large teratoma arising from the anterior mediastinum that presented a confusing clinical picture of loculated pleural effusion which was successfully diagnosed and treated by surgical excision

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Keywords

teratoma; pleural effusion; germ cell tumor

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Title

Mediastinal germ cell tumour masquerading as loculated pleural effusion

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 88, No 4 (2020)

Pages

360-361

Published online

2020-07-15

DOI

10.5603/ARM.a2020.0116

Pubmed

32869271

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2020;88(4):360-361.

Keywords

teratoma
pleural effusion
germ cell tumor

Authors

Gopal Chawla
Pranav Ish
Avneet Garg
Kunal Deokar

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