Case Report: Mediastinal teratomas: CT evaluation in 2 patients

  • MO Obajimi Department of Radiology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
  • CO Akinsanya Department of Radiology, College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • VO Adegboye Department of Surgery, University College


This is a report of 2 males aged 48 years and 50 years respectively presenting with persistent cough. Computed tomography showed posterior and anterior mediastinal masses respectively. Needle aspiration and cytology confirmed teratoma, with sarcomatous change in the first patient. Due to advanced disease only radiotherapy was offered but the patient died after a few courses. The other patient had excision of the mass, confirmed to be a benign teratoma. Computed tomography is invaluable in the diagnosis of mediastinal teratomas.

Keywords: Teratoma, Mediastinal, CT scan

Nig. J. of Surgical Research 4(1-2) 2002: 62-64


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