Abstract

The Retroconversion of Immature Mediastinal Teratoma with Chemothearpy: A Case Report

Mediastinum is a common localization of extra gonadal teratoma. Mediastinal teratoma, which is comprising of 1-5% of all mediastinal tumors is an infrequent germ cell tumor. Immature mediastinal teratoma is a rare malignant neoplasm, which has an abilty to metastasize and recure and histologically resemble embryonal structures. There are few reports in literature, which show post chemotherapeutic retroconversion of immature teratoma; however, retroconversion of mediastinal teratoma into mature teratoma is not common. A 19-year-old boy was diagnosed a case of immature mediastinal teratoma by Computed tomography-guided FNA (Fine Needle Aspiration) and received 6 cycles chemotherapy by bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin regimen. After that, surgically total excision of tumor was done and histopathological report reveals mature teratoma, which is presented in this paper.


Author(s):

Mohammad Serajus Salekin and Mohammad Tajul Islam



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