Mediastinal mass

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Mediastinal mass may be caused by a wide variety of neoplastic and non-neoplastic pathology. It is helpful to clarify the location of the mass since this significantly reduces the breadth of the differential diagnosis. 

Broadly speaking, there are four parts to the mediastinum which are largely dictated by their relationship to the pericardium:

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rID: 14546
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Tags: refs, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Mediastinal masses

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    Figure 1: mediastinal anatomy
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    Case 1: superior mediastinal mass
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    Case 2: middle mediastinal mass
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    Case 3: posterior mediastinal mass
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