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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 190-193

Primary retrosternal goiter mimicking as teratoma of anterior mediastinum: A diagnostic enigma


1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Ramana Reddy Naru
Department of Surgical Oncology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupathi - 517 501, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ccij.ccij_42_17

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Primary intrathoracic goiters arising from aberrant thyroid tissue are rare, representing <1% of all retrosternal goiters (RGs). We report a rare case of primary RG in a male patient with symptoms of mediastinal mass lesion alone. By careful examination and with the help of radiological imaging, we could pick up a thyroid swelling with a mediastinal mass which led to a diagnostic dilemma, as the thyroid swelling was reported as a multinodular goiter and the mediastinal mass was misdiagnosed as teratoma. We subjected the patient to a functional imaging with a thyroid scintigraphy, which revealed a thyroid swelling with retrosternal extension that was managed by surgery (total thyroidectomy and mediastinal mass excision) with only a Kocher's neck crease incision.


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