Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Intrapulmonary Cystic Teratoma of Lung

Nithin Kumar Reddy Rajamuri, Lavanya A* and Pradyut Waghray

Department of Respiratory Medicine, SVS Medical College, India

*Correspondance to: Lavanya A 

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Teratomas are benign germ cell tumors that are usually found in the gonads. They have low malignant transformation potency. Extra-gonadal germ cell tumors are considered rare. Mediastinum is the most common site of extragonadal germ cell tumor but can also arise in other areas such as the head and neck, retroperitoneum, sacrococcygeal region and on rare occasions the lung, which is considered as an Intrapulmonary Teratoma (IPT). Teratomas are composed of one or multiple tissues such as hair, sebaceous glands. Teeth and other tissues derived from germ cells. Microscopically, it is composed of endodermal, ectodermal, mesodermal components. Pancreatic tissue, mucinous epithelium, respiratory epithelium, epidermal tissue with sebaceous glands, adipose tissue smooth muscle, and cartilage can be identified.


Rajamuri NKR, Lavanya A, Waghray P. Intrapulmonary Cystic Teratoma of Lung. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2022; 7: 2274..

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