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ANGULO ELERS, Carlos Manuel; BOLANOS VAILLANT, Sorangel  and  URGELLES ANGULO, Emilio. Large mediastinal teratoma associated with severe pleural pericardial stroke due to perforation of both structures. MEDISAN [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.2, pp.209-215. ISSN 1029-3019.

The case report of a 21 years patient is presented who is admitted in the Cardiology Service of "Saturnino Lora Torres" Teaching Clinical Surgical Provincial Hospital due to acute pericarditis of torpid course. When the computerized axial tomography of the mediastinal cavity was carried out, a teratoma associated with severe pleural pericardial stroke due to rupture of both structures was diagnosed. He was treated with extracorporeal circulation and the histologic diagnosis was confirmed

Keywords : mediastinal teratoma; pleural pericardial perforation; pericardial tamponade; severe pleural pericardial stroke; secondary health care.

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