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Intrapulmonary mature Teratoma

Monika Lamba Saini1*, S Krishnamurthy2 and Rekha V Kumar1

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1 Department of Pathology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, India

2 Department of Surgery, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore, India

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Diagnostic Pathology 2006, 1:38  doi:10.1186/1746-1596-1-38

Published: 21 October 2006


Teratomas are tumors consisting of tissues derived from more than one germ cell line. Criteria for pulmonary origin are exclusion of a gonadal or other extra-gonadal primary site and origin entirely within the lung. Lung teratomas are rare, and for unknown reasons commonly involve the upper lobe of the left lung. We report a case of intrapulmonary teratoma in a 38-year-old male and review the relevant literature.