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Trichoptysis caused by intrapulmonary teratoma: computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings.

Authors
  • Alper, F
  • Kaynar, H
  • Kantarci, M
  • Onbas, O
  • Polat, P
  • Erdogan, F
  • Akgun, M
  • Okur, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Australasian radiology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2005
Volume
49
Issue
1
Pages
53–56
Identifiers
PMID: 15727610
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe a 9-year-old child with a history of trichoptysis caused by intrapulmonary teratoma and we present the CT and MRI findings of the teratoma. A heterogeneous mass containing cystic and solid elements was detected on both CT and MRI scans. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of teratoma. Teratomas arising from lung parenchyma, as in this case, are extremely rare in childhood. In the thoracic region, the most common localization of teratomas is the anterior mediastinal compartment. We also discuss the CT and MRI findings and the differential diagnosis of teratomas.

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