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Posterior mediastinal teratoma with abdominal extension.
  1. S el Kalla,
  2. M Abdul-Hameed,
  3. A al Ashbal,
  4. N Menon
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Al Wasl Maternity and Paediatric Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


    Posterior mediastinal benign teratomas are uncommon neoplasms in infancy; nine cases have been reported so far. A one month old baby was found to have a benign posterior mediastinal teratoma infiltrating the lower oesophagus from the level of the carina through the oesophageal hiatus into the upper abdomen. Partial oesophagectomy provided a successful outcome.

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