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Year : 2010  |  Volume :3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 33-35  

Mature Mediastinal Teratoma- A Rare Cause of Recurrent Respiratory Distress

Shweta Anand, Sheela Longia, Neeti Agarwal, Mahesh Maheshwari,*Ashwin Apte, **Kiran Pathak
Department of Paediatrics,*Department of Paediatric Surgery,**Department of pathology ,People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bhanpur , Bhopal-462037(M.P)


Teratomas are interesting because of their obscure origin,bizarre microscopic appearance and sometimes unpredictable behaviour.Although they occur infrequently in children, clinician should be aware of their clinical features, natural history, pathology and principles of treatment.In an attempt  to document some of the features ,we report a case  of an infant with large mediastinal teratoma presenting with severe and recurrent respiratory distress. Patient was  operated successfully with no recurrence in 1 year follow up.

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