Intrapulmonary Mature Teratoma Mimicking a Fungus Ball

  title={Intrapulmonary Mature Teratoma Mimicking a Fungus Ball},
  author={Miriam Menna Barreto and Paulo Marcos Nunes Valiante and Gl{\'a}ucia Zanetti and Carlos Henrique Ribeiro Boasquevisque and Edson Marchiori},
A 22-year-old woman presented with history of cough and hemoptysis. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed a heterogeneous cavitated mass in the left upper lobe, with solid intracavitary content, mimicking a fungus ball (Fig. 1). Patient was subjected to upper left upper lobectomy. The cut section revealed a solid-cystic mass (Fig. 2). The tumor was composed of skin, sebaceous glands, hair follicles, apocrine glands, smooth muscle, cartilage, fat, and respiratory epithelium (Fig. 3). Given the… CONTINUE READING