Another field from the previous case of mediastinal mature cystic teratoma. Respiratory epithelium is seen to the upper left with mucinous intestinal type epithelium below it. Pancreatic tissue is also commonly seen (not shown here) resulting in hypoglycemia (due to insulin secretion). Pancreatic enzyme secretion may cause dense fibrosis and adhesions.
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