mediastinal tumor

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mediastinal tumor

Surgery Any benign or malignant mediastinal mass–eg, epithelial lesions, lymphomas, thymoma, pseudotumors. See Mediastinum.
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Lymphoma is the most common cause of an anterior mediastinal mass in children and the second most common cause of an anterior mediastinal mass in adults.
Surgery for a huge anterior mediastinal mass performed under general anaesthesia leading to catastrophic airway collapse has been described and this dreaded complication may also occur when a surgical biopsy is performed with intravenous sedation, as illustrated in one of the patients in this study (Patient 4).
A patient with an anterior mediastinal mass developed a mucous plug in the left main stem bronchus, resulting in collapse of the left lung on the first postoperative day.
A chest X-ray showed an anterior mediastinal mass with calcification (Fig.
Chest wall chondrosarcomas are a rare cause for an anterior mediastinal mass.
Presentation (Table 1) included a mediastinum mass associated with intralobar effusion (3), pulmonary nodules (4), multiple myeloma (5), (6), and mimicking hemangioma (7), however, the presented case is unusual, as it involved a solitary anterior mediastinal mass that presented with grade 4 dyspnea, and responded quickly during the course of treatment.
Often presenting as an anterior mediastinal mass, symptoms are related to local invasion and compression.
Presented in sections on the chest wall, pleura, and mediastinum; pulmonary opacities; and hyperlucent abnormalities, the images include pleural effusions, anterior mediastinal mass, segmental and lobar opacities, multiple nodules and masses, and hyperlucent thorax.
Thymic hyperplasia presenting as anterior mediastinal mass in 2 patients with Graves disease.
In view of the clinicoradiological findings, a diagnosis of malignant anterior mediastinal mass was suggested--likely invasive thymoma or thymic carcinoma.
Key Words: anterior mediastinal mass, thymic neoplasms, thymolipoma
A large anterior mediastinal mass compresses the SVC due to the thinness of its wall and its close apposition to the vertebral column.

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