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  • pleural
  • It is indicated for the management of several cardiothoracic diseases, including mediastinal or lung mass resection, drainage of pleural effusions, palliative treatment of critical congenital heart disease and establishment of EXIT-to-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). (signavitae.com)
  • anterior
  • Background Anterior mediastinal masses are a rare but well documented finding in Graves disease. (ecu.edu)
  • Cases 12 year old boy with one year history of refractory Graves disease was found to have an anterior mediastinal mass and underwent curative thyroidectomy for sustained hyperthyroidism. (ecu.edu)
  • A 23 year old woman who presented with a one month history of hyperthyroid symptoms, was diagnosed with Graves disease and also was found to have an anterior mediastinal mass on imaging. (ecu.edu)
  • Biopsy of the anterior mediastinal mass was obtained and subsequently the patient underwent robotic thymectomy. (ecu.edu)
  • Examination of the anterior mediastinal mass biopsy in the 23 year old woman revealed type B1 thymoma which was confirmed after examination of the subsequent robotic thymectomy specimen. (ecu.edu)
  • These cases indicate that an anterior mediastinal mass in a patient with active Graves disease may be due to a neoplastic cause, which may require definitive treatment. (ecu.edu)
  • Clinical findings - Approximately 50 percent of patients with thymoma are asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis and are discovered incidentally, usually because a chest film or transthoracic echocardiogram obtained for an unrelated purpose is suggestive of an anterior mediastinal mass. 35% of patients present with myasthenia gravis or other tumor related syndromes (see below). (mypacs.net)
  • primary
  • Until now, only 4 cases of primary mediastinal meningioma have been reported in the literature searched on Medline. (nih.gov)
  • Because of its rarity and intriguing pathogenesis, we report here a case of primary mediastinal meningioma that was treated by surgical resection. (nih.gov)