Poorly differentiated carcinoma of the anterior mediastinum in a young male - A diagnostic dilemma

Radha R. Pai, Prabha Adhikari, Ashok B. Shetty, C. V. Raghuveer

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A 22-year-old male with anterior mediastinal tumour had extensive local and metastatic disease at initial presentation. The diagnosis was based on tru-cut biopsy of the primary lesion and fine needle aspiration cytology of the metastatic deposit along with serum tumour marker studies. The biopsy as well as the cytology smears showed features of a poorly differentiated carcinoma, and both serum alpha-foeto-protein and hCG levels were elevated. A diagnosis of malignant mixed germ cell tumour was suggested. The patient achieved complete remission following cis-platin based chemotherapy and is disease free for the last 12 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
JournalRespiratory Medicine CME
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25-09-2008

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Mediastinum
Cell Biology
Malignant Mixed Tumor
Carcinoma
Biopsy
Germ Cell and Embryonal Neoplasms
Tumor Biomarkers
Fine Needle Biopsy
Biomarkers
Drug Therapy
Serum
Neoplasms
Proteins

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Pai, Radha R. ; Adhikari, Prabha ; Shetty, Ashok B. ; Raghuveer, C. V. / Poorly differentiated carcinoma of the anterior mediastinum in a young male - A diagnostic dilemma. In: Respiratory Medicine CME. 2008 ; Vol. 1, No. 3. pp. 225-227.
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