Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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The patient was an 8 year old male with a heart murmur who had an incidental finding on a chest film.
Clinical Physical Exam:
Clinical Differential Diagnosis:
Congenital heart disease
A chest film showed an anterior mediastinal mass. An echocardiogram showed the mass to be cystic (not provided). A chest CT exam showed the mass to be well circumscribed and containing calcifications.
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Imaging Differential Diagnosis:
The patient was taken electively to the operating room and the mass was totally excised.
Pathological examination of the surgical specimen revealed findings characteristic for a cystic teratoma.
Teratoma, Anterior Mediastinal
Follow-up and Prognosis:
The patient had an uncomplicated post-operative course.
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