Benign mature cystic teratoma of the anterior mediastinum leading to heart failure: Report of a case

Ozergin U., Gormus N., Kadir O. K. , Durgut K., Yuksek T.

SURGERY TODAY, cilt.33, sa.7, ss.518-520, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1107/s10595-002-2515-y
  • Dergi Adı: SURGERY TODAY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.518-520


A 12-year-old male child was referred to our clinic for the surgical treatment of an anterior mediastinal mass, suspected to be a thymic cyst, which was considered to potentially lead to cardiac failure. The mass was resected completely with a median sternotomy. The postoperative course was uneventful. A pathological examination revealed a mature cystic teratoma of anterior mediastinum which is a very rare cystic tumor at this location. The incidence, diagnostic procedures, complications, and treatment of mediastinal teratomas are discussed along with a review of the literature.