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Case report
Mediastinal cystic teratoma masquerading as a hydatid cyst
  1. David Williams1,
  2. Fang Zhou2,
  3. Max Grovenburg2 and
  4. Mikhail Vaynblat1
  1. 1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University Langone Health, New York, New York, USA
  2. 2Department of Pathology, New York University Langone Health, New York, New York, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr David Williams; david.williams2{at}nyulangone.org

Abstract

A case is presented in which a preoperatively diagnosed hydatid cyst was found to be a mature cystic teratoma on pathological examination. Diagnostic dilemmas surrounding each disease are discussed.

  • infectious diseases
  • oncology
  • cardiothoracic surgery
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  • Contributors DW provided clinical care to the patient, authored the original manuscript and collected images. FZ performed pathological examination of the specimen to make the final diagnosis and reviewed/edited the manuscript. MG assisted with pathological examination of the specimen and reviewed/edited the manuscript. MV provided clinical care to the patient and reviewed/edited the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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