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RUPTURED MEDIASTINAL TERATOMA CAUSING PERICARDIAL EFFUSION: A RARE CASE REPORT WITH RADIOLOGICAL REVIEW

Dr. Akshay Sharma*, Dr. Shilaga Dhar, Dr. Deeksha Sharma, Dr. Ira Jamwal, Dr. Kartik Gupta and Dr. Shafali Singla

ABSTRACT

Germ cell tumors commonly occur in gonads but can also occur in extragonadal locations. Extragonadal germ cell tumours can occur anywhere in body along the midline. The commonest location for extragonadal germ cell tumors is anterior mediastinum. We present a case of 35 year old patient with complaints of shortness of breath and chest pain whose CECT thorax was done which was suggestive of germ cell tumours (Teratomas) with rupture into pericardial cavity causing subsequent pericardial effusion.

Keywords: Extragonadal germ cell tumour, teratoma, anterior mediastinal mass, ruptured teratoma, pericardial effusion.


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