Teratodermoid cyst of the mediastinum with pancreatic enzyme secretion.

Abstract

At operation dermoid cysts of the mediastinum are frequently found to be densely adherent to surrounding structures and often apparently invading them. This tendency is often attributed to infection,' though positive cultures from the cyst contents have seldom been obtained. An alternative explanation may be that these characteristics are due to proteolytic enzymes produced in the cyst. A case is reported that would appear to support the latter hypothesis.

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@article{Southgate1982TeratodermoidCO, title={Teratodermoid cyst of the mediastinum with pancreatic enzyme secretion.}, author={Jane Southgate and Pippa Slade}, journal={Thorax}, year={1982}, volume={37 6}, pages={476-7} }