Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society

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Resection of Mediastinal Teratoma
Lily Fatula, MD, Alison Lehane, Luminita Rezeanu, MD, William Bolton, MD, James Stephenson, MD, Sharon Ben-Or, MD.
Prisma Health System, Greenville, SC, USA.

OBJECTIVE: This is a case describing a robotic excision of a teratoma invading the lung.
METHODS: CT showed this mass being fed by a branch of the right middle lobe pulmonary artery which was embolized preoperatively.
RESULTS: Pathology showed the teratoma consisting of mostly cutaneous elements including, epidermis, sebaceous glands, hair follicles, and mature fat.
CONCLUSIONS: This is one of a few cases of mediastinal teratomas invading adjacent structures.


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