SAMUEL A. LOEWENBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.; SAMUEL BAER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILLIAM T. LEMMON, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Mediastinal dermoid cysts are extremely rare. In 1928 Kerr and Warfield1 computed the total number at 138, and some of these may not have been genuine intrathoracic dermoids. In June 1944 Rusby2 published an excellent exhaustive review of dermoid cysts and teratoma of the mediastinum. Including the six he reported, he had traced 245 well authenticated cases up to 1939. A few additional cases have been published in the English and American literature since that time.3, 4, 5, 6, 7 The rarity of the abnormality may be attested to by the fact that in 252,653 admissions to Philadelphia General Hospital
LOEWENBERG SA, BAER S, LEMMON WT. MASSIVE DERMOID CYST OF THE MEDIASTINUM, WITH REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:1096–1105. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-6-1096
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(6):1096-1105.
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