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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54-56

A rare case of primary mediastinal yolk sac tumor


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, KLE University's J. N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, KLE University's J. N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Radiology, KLE University's J. N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Vinay Mahishale
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, J. N. Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2321-4848.133812

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Yolk sac tumor (endodermal sinus tumor) is a subtype of germ cell tumor and a highly malignant neoplasm. In addition to presenting in ovaries and testes, the tumor has been detected at several extragonadal sites, including the presacral area, the anterior mediastinum, face, uvula, and the pineal gland. Primary yolk sac tumor of the anterior mediastinum is rare and carries a grave prognosis, affecting mainly young men. Patients often present with advanced, bulky tumors that are unresectable. We present a 16-years-old young male patient with primary yolk sac tumor of mediastinum.


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