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Anterior Mediastinum Teratoma: A Case Report

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 4, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 4, 2009
Information provided by:
Faculdade de Medicina de Catanduva

Brief Summary:
The investigators report a case of a 39-year-old man who presented an anterior mediastinal cystic mature teratoma. Those kind of tumor contain elements derived from more than one of the three primary germ layers (ectoderm, mesoderm, endoderm), frequently arranged in a haphazard manner. They arise from totipotent cells and, therefore, are primarily found in gonads, and more rarely in primitive cells kidnapped in other parts of the body. The tissues are immature to well differentiated and foreign to the anatomic site. Mature teratomas are either cystic or solid, although the cystic presentation predominates in gonadal sites. Benign teratomas are the most common mediastinal germ cell tumor, accounting 70% of the mediastinal germ cell tumors in children and 60% of those in adults. Immature teratomas are potentially malignant tumors; their prognosis is influenced by the anatomic site of the tumor, patient age, and the fraction of the tumor that is immature. Treatment of benign mediastinal teratoma includes complete surgical resection, with results in a excellent long-term cure rates. Complete resection of teratomas should be the goal of treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Teratoma Procedure: right thoracotomy

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Official Title: Case Report of a 39 Years Old Man That Has Been Cured by a Total Resection of a Anterior Mediastinum Teratoma.
Study Start Date : September 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
tumor Procedure: right thoracotomy
complete surgical resection

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. cure [ Time Frame: one month after surgery ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   39 Years to 39 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
primary care clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of mediastinum teratoma

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Tumor absent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00836121

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Faculdade de medicina de Catanduva
Catanduva, São Paulo, Brazil, 15809-145
Sponsors and Collaborators
Faculdade de Medicina de Catanduva
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Principal Investigator: Stella MF Giolo, student Faculdade de Medicina de Catanduva

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Responsible Party: Stella Mariana Ferreira Giolo, Faculdade de Medicina de Catanduva Identifier: NCT00836121     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FAMECA2009
First Posted: February 4, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 4, 2009
Last Verified: February 2009
Keywords provided by Faculdade de Medicina de Catanduva:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type