Intrapulmonary teratoma

J Bras Pneumol. 2007 Sep-Oct;33(5):612-5. doi: 10.1590/s1806-37132007000500019.
[Article in English, Portuguese]


Case report of a 49-year-old man, presenting chest pain and bloody sputum for six months. Chest X-ray and computed tomography scan showed opacification on the left upper lobe. The bronchoscopy showed bronchial hemorrhage in the lingular bronchial segment. Due to diagnostic and therapeutic needs, this patient underwent a left inframammilary thoracotomy. The anatomopathological analysis of the surgical sample revealed an intrapulmonary teratoma. The patient presented favorable evolution and is now under outpatient follow-up treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / pathology*
  • Lung Diseases / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Teratoma / pathology*
  • Teratoma / surgery
  • Thoracotomy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed