Thoracic teratoma - infant

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Respiratory wheeze.

Patient Data

Age: 1 year
Gender: Male

There is a large heterogeneous lesion with fat and calcific elements occupying right subphrenic space with superior extension into the thoracic cavity causing marked pressure effect on the right lung and left-sided shifting of cardiomediastinal structures and inferior extension compressing the liver and right kidney.  Associated right-sided pleural effusion and the passive collapse of the right lung lower lobe also are noted.

Case Discussion

Selected axial and coronal chest CT confirms the presence of a huge hypodense well defined right-sided thoracoabdominal mass, with calcification and fat within it, the appearance is highly suggestive of teratoma.

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Case information

rID: 83494
Published: 27th Oct 2020
Last edited: 29th Oct 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center