mediastinal pathology workup

mediastinal pathology workup

The assessment of a person with a mass of the mediastinum that has been identified clinically or by imaging studies.

Essential information
• Clinical history:
     – Age, sex;
     – Symptoms;
     – Past medical history.
• Imaging:
     – Site (50% mediastinal lesions are in anterior compartment);
     – Solid/cystic;
     – Solitary/diffuse.
• Organs:
    – Thymus;
    – Lymph nodes;
    – Thyroid;
    – Parathyroid;
    – Soft tissues; 
    – Oesophagus;
    – Ectopic tissues;
    – Germ cells.