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
- 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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