Posterior Mediastinal Mature Teratoma: A Case Report and Literature Review


Mediastinal mature teratoma is the most common form of germ cell tumors, often located in the anterior mediastinum. A posterior mediastinum location has rarely been described. We report a case of a posterior mediastinal mature teratoma in a 37-year-old patient and a literature review, through which we describe the diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties inherent in this particular location of these tumors.

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Rabiou, S. , Ghalimi, J. , Lakranbi, M. , Ouadnouni, Y. and Smahi, M. (2014) Posterior Mediastinal Mature Teratoma: A Case Report and Literature Review. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 3, 122-124. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2014.33030.

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