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Case Reports in Pulmonology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 298653, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/298653
Case Report

Giant Intrapulmonary Teratoma: A Rare Case

1Department of General and Minimal Invasive Surgery, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190011, India
2Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190011, India
3Department of General and Minimal Invasive Surgery, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
4Department of Pathology, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190011, India

Received 16 June 2011; Accepted 13 July 2011

Academic Editors: M. Kreuter and K. Watanabe

Copyright © 2011 Rayees Ahmad Dar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Teratomas are tumors composed of tissues derived from more than one germ cell line. Pulmonary teratomas are rare and commonly involve the upper lobe of the left lung. Criteria for pulmonary origin are the exclusion of a gonadal or other extragonadal primary site and origin entirely within the lung. We report a case of a giant pulmonary teratoma in a 2-year-old male child and review the relevant literature.