fibrosing mediastinitis


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Related to fibrosing mediastinitis: fibrous mediastinitis

mediastinitis

 [me″de-as″tĭ-ni´tis]
inflammation of the mediastinum.
fibrosing mediastinitis (fibrous mediastinitis) mediastinal fibrosis.

me·di·as·ti·nal fi·bro·sis

fibrosis that may obstruct the superior vena cava, pulmonary arteries, veins, or bronchi; most common cause is histoplasmosis; less commonly tuberculosis or unknown.

fibrosing mediastinitis

A disorder most commonly linked to histoplasmosis that is characterised by exuberant fibrosis of the mediastinum, resulting in compromised air and blood flow in mediastinal vessels and pressure on mediastinal structures, with morbidity related to the location and extent of fibrosis.
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