Differential for an anterosuperior mediastinal mass

An anterosuperior mediastinal mass can be caused by neoplastic and non-neoplastic pathology. As their name suggests, they are confined to the anterior mediastinum, that portion of the mediastinum anterior to the pericardium and below the level of the clavicles

The differential diagnosis for an anterior mediastinal mass includes:

A helpful mnemonic is the 5 T's.

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Article Information

rID: 911
Systems: Chest, Oncology
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Anterior mediastinal mass
  • Anterior mediastinal mass (DDx)
  • Anterosuperior mediastinal mass
  • Differential of an anterosuperior mediastinal mass
  • Anterior mediastinal masses
  • Differential diagnosis for an anterosuperior mediastinal mass

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