Thymic teratoma or thymic remnant attached to mediastinal teratoma? The cellular origin of mediastinal teratomas revisited


Alkan M., Karnak I., Ciftci A., Tanyel F. C.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.14, no.2, pp.117-119, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2004-817842
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-119

Abstract

Thymic tissue can be encountered in about 20% of mediastinal teratomas. It is found located at the periphery of the teratoma mass. Although rare, mediastinal teratoma arising within the thymus can be seen. It has not been defined yet whether the thymus is an organ simply attached to the teratoma or whether the teratoma arises from the thymus.