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Minerva Pneumologica 2000 September-December;39(3-4):133-6

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Acute respiratory distress due to fast growing cystic mediastinal teratoma

Imamoglu M., Sarihan H.


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The clinical presentation of benign mediastinal teratomas is often non-specific or incidental and acute respiratory distress was unusual. The previously healthy 27-day-old girl newborn presented with progressive tacphypnea, tachycardia and cyanosis developing one day before. The diagnosis was performed with chest roentgenogram and ultrasonography examination. Emergency surgical intervention was performed and a predominantly cystic mass was promptly excised. The postoperative course was uncomplicated.

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