Unique Case of Mediastinal Teratoma with Unusual components ED10-ED12
Dr. Dinesh Kulkarni,
Consultant Histopathologist, Department of Histopathology, Saurabh Eye Care and
Histopathology Centre, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.
Mature teratoma is a benign, slow growing tumour. It usually affect adults in 20-40 years of age. Teratomas with mature pancreatic tissue are extremely rare. There are only a few cases of teratoma containing mature pancreatic tissue that have been reported in literature. Authors report a case of a 25-year-old male having a large solid cystic anterior mediastinal mass, which on excision, histologically revealed large areas of mature pancreatic tissue along with squamous epithelium with sebaceous glands and keratin, pseudostratified columnar ciliated epithelium, mucin secreting glands, cartilage, pigment and other germ cell derived mature elements. This is a unique case with unusual microscopic findings in the form of predominant pancreatic and also brain tissue along with other elements.