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The investigators report a case of a 39-year-old man who presented an anterior mediastinal cystic mature teratoma. Those kind of tumor contain elements derived from more than one of the three primary germ layers (ectoderm, mesoderm, endoderm), frequently arranged in a haphazard manner. They arise from totipotent cells and, therefore, are primarily found in gonads, and more rarely in primitive cells kidnapped in other parts of the body. The tissues are immature to well differentiated and foreign to the anatomic site. Mature teratomas are either cystic or solid, although the cystic presentation predominates in gonadal sites. Benign teratomas are the most common mediastinal germ cell tumor, accounting 70% of the mediastinal germ cell tumors in children and 60% of those in adults. Immature teratomas are potentially malignant tumors; their prognosis is influenced by the anatomic site of the tumor, patient age, and the fraction of the tumor that is immature. Treatment of benign mediastinal teratoma includes complete surgical resection, with results in a excellent long-term cure rates. Complete resection of teratomas should be the goal of treatment.
Observational Model: Case-Only
Faculdade de medicina de Catanduva
Faculdade de Medicina de Catanduva
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Investigation of chronic pain frequency after thoracotomy for lung cancer. Risk factors for development of chronic pain are investigated. Questionnaire survey.
This is an investigation on the frequency of chronic pain after thoracotomy for lung cancer. Factors relating to the development of chronic pain are investigated. Questionnaire survey.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of an integrated multidisciplinary rehabilitation program on health related quality of life in the 12 months postoperative period in pa...
The ICE Study study will compare standard therapy (thoracic epidural) versus a novel approach (Cryoanalgesia combined with thoracic epidural) in subjects undergoing unilateral thoracotomy.
The study will investigate characteristics of chronic pain after thoracotomy
Here, the authors present an extremely rare case of an extensive spinal epidural teratoma (SET) in an infant and provide a review of the cases in the literature. In this report, the authors focused on...
Post-thoracotomy pain leads to patient discomfort, pulmonary complications, and increased analgesic use. Intercostal nerve injury during thoracotomy or its entrapment during closure can contribute to ...
The muscle-sparing thoracotomy (MST) has not yet been thoroughly studied and assessed in comparison to the traditional thoracotomy method in newborns.
Bentall procedures are traditionally performed through a median sternotomy. The right mini-thoracotomy approach is increasingly used in aortic valve replacement. This approach has been shown to have d...
A perforating mediastinal mature teratoma can cause severe inflammation and adhesion; therefore, open surgery is usually performed. Asymptomatic perforation involving a teratoma is very rare. Complete...
Surgical incision into the chest wall.
A malignant neoplasm consisting of elements of teratoma with those of embryonal carcinoma or choriocarcinoma, or both. It occurs most often in the testis. (Dorland, 27th ed)
A true neoplasm composed of a number of different types of tissue, none of which is native to the area in which it occurs. It is composed of tissues that are derived from three germinal layers, the endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm. They are classified histologically as mature (benign) or immature (malignant). (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1642)
Intracranial tumors originating in the region of the brain inferior to the tentorium cerebelli, which contains the cerebellum, fourth ventricle, cerebellopontine angle, brain stem, and related structures. Primary tumors of this region are more frequent in children, and may present with ATAXIA; CRANIAL NERVE DISEASES; vomiting; HEADACHE; HYDROCEPHALUS; or other signs of neurologic dysfunction. Relatively frequent histologic subtypes include TERATOMA; MEDULLOBLASTOMA; GLIOBLASTOMA; ASTROCYTOMA; EPENDYMOMA; CRANIOPHARYNGIOMA; and choroid plexus papilloma (PAPILLOMA, CHOROID PLEXUS).
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Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...