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Cervico-thoracic teratoma masquerading as lymphatic malformation.

Abstract:

A case is presented of a nine-month-old male infant who presented acutely with an anterior neck and mediastinum mass compressing the trachea. Radiological assessment by ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography suggested the nature of the mass to be a lymphatic malformation (cystic hygroma). The excised specimen was revealed as a mature teratoma. The inability to distinguish between lymphatic malformation and teratoma on multi-imaging modalities confers a risk of mismanag...

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10.1017/s0022215106002143

Authors


Bhutta, MF More by this author
Hartley, BE More by this author
Journal:
The Journal of laryngology and otology
Volume:
120
Issue:
11
Pages:
955-958
Publication date:
2006-11-05
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EISSN:
1748-5460
ISSN:
0022-2151
URN:
uuid:cb5478f9-258f-4459-82db-d703052b1391
Source identifiers:
148281
Local pid:
pubs:148281

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