›› 2011, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (1): 122-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2011.01.029

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One case report of primary mediastinal yolk sac tumor

FU Yu-jie, LIANG Er-kang, SUN Zhi-yong, CAO Zi-ang   

  1. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200127, China
  • Online:2011-01-28 Published:2011-02-01


Primary mediastinal yolk sac tumor, which is highly malignant, is rarely occurred. The clinical manifestations, surgical procedures, histopathologic characteristics and prognosis of one case of primary mediastinal yolk sac tumor are reported in this paper. It is indicated that adequate extensive resection and adjuvant chemotherapy may increase the survival rate.

Key words: primary mediastinal yolk sac tumor, histopathology, prognosis