mediastinal tumour

mediastinal tumour

A generic term for any benign or malignant mediastinal mass (e.g., epithelial lesions, lymphomas, thymoma, pseudotumour).
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Lymphoma was the most frequent primary mediastinal mass and teratoma constituted the commonest benign anterior mediastinal tumour.
The differentiation between a primary cardiac tumour with cervico mediastinal extension and a mediastinal tumour infiltrating the myocardium is difficult.
With regard to alternative approaches, while open thoracotomy is an option, there has been a reported death during attempted resection of a mediastinal tumour in a neonate via a thoracotomy.
Histology of the mediastinal tumour showed no somatic malignancy and no foci of residual viable germ cell tumour.
A rare mediastinal tumour in a young male mimicking massive pleural effusion.
For more accurate haemodynamic information and assistance, we found that using TOE Doppler velocity analysis, then monitoring with a real time colour Doppler mapping provided a quick and precise diagnosis during anterior mediastinal tumour resection.
1,2 Primary mediastinal tumour is uncommon in infants and children with a morbidity of 0.
1 Thymomas and germ cell tumours are most common lesions in anterior mediastinum while lymphomas, mediastinal cysts, and neurogenic neoplasms are the most common primary middle and posterior mediastinal tumours.
Other considerations include respiratory compromise with intrapulmonary fibromas and pulmonary fibrosis, and cardiovascular compromise with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or mediastinal tumours compressing the superior vena cava, beside hypertension.
In these patients (Patients 4 to 6), the mediastinal tumours respond rapidly to chemotherapy.
Given the patient's young age the other possible differential diagnosis considered by the authors was that of a germ cell tumour which produce 10% to 15% of anterior mediastinal tumours in young adults.
Mediastinal GCTs constitute approximately 10-15% of all the primary mediastinal tumours.