A CASE OF MEDIASTNAL TERATOMA MISDIAGNOSED AS A CASE OF EXTRA PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS – A RARE CASE REPORT
Dilbag Singh*, Amritpal Kaur, N. C. Kajal and Srijna Rana
Teratomas are germ cell tumors, manifested with a great variety of clinical features; the most common extragonadal site is the anterior mediastinum. We report a case of such rare tumor in a young adult female of 16 yrs old who presented with persistent cough of one and half month duration. Computed tomography of the chest confirmed the diagnosis as anterior mediastinal teratoma. A detailed history, clinical examination, radiological examination, and histological tests helped in the diagnosis of the patient. We highlight the importance of suspicion, careful general examination, radiological assessment and histological tests to confirm the diagnosis of medistnal teratoma misdiagnosed as Extra pulmonary tuberculosis.
Keywords: Medistnal Treratoma, Germ cell tumor, Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
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