Adult cystic Intrapulmonary Teratoma

Document Type : Case report


1 Associate Professor of Thorax surgery, Emam Reza Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Assistant professor of pulmonary disease, Mashhad, Iran

3 ‌Assistant professor of Pathology,Mashhad, Iran



Intrapulmonary teratoma is a very rare disease. Intra – thoracic teratoma almost always occur in the mediastinum. Clinical manifestations of intrapulmonary teratoma are non- specific. We reported a 16 year old boy who has vague right hemi-thorax pain with no constitutional symptoms. On physical examination, breath- sounds in middle–zone of right lung were diminished, and there was not another abnormal findings. Routine Laboratory tests were normal.
Chest radiography and lung CT scan showed round mass lesion in the right middle lobe. Thoracotomy was done. The pathologic diagnosis showed adult cystic intrapulmonary teratoma.



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