Anterosuperior mediastinal mass (mnemonic)

The common causes of an anterosuperior mediastinal mass can be remembered by using the mnemonic:

  • 5 Ts


Testicular cancer metastasis can represent a sixth T, and there are other rare causes that should be considered. 

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rID: 9071
System: Chest
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • 5 T's
  • Five Ts
  • Five Tees
  • 5Ts

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: cystic hygroma
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  • Case 2: anterior mediastinal teratoma
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  • Case 3: anterior mediastinal T cell lymphoma
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