A membrane in the midline of the THORAX of mammals. It separates the lungs between the STERNUM in front and the VERTEBRAL COLUMN behind. It also surrounds the HEART, TRACHEA, ESOPHAGUS, THYMUS, and LYMPH NODES.
Tumors or cancer of the MEDIASTINUM.
Disorders of the mediastinum, general or unspecified.
Cysts of one of the parts of the mediastinum: the superior part, containing the trachea, esophagus, thoracic duct and thymus organs; the inferior middle part, containing the pericardium; the inferior anterior part containing some lymph nodes; and the inferior posterior part, containing the thoracic duct and esophagus.
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the anterior superior mediastinum of the thorax.
Surgical incision into the chest wall.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
X-ray visualization of the chest and organs of the thoracic cavity. It is not restricted to visualization of the lungs.
Inflammation of the mediastinum, the area between the pleural sacs.
An enlarged THYROID GLAND with at least 50% of the gland situated behind the STERNUM. It is an unusual presentation of an intrathoracic goiter. Substernal goiters frequently cause compression on the TRACHEA leading to deviation, narrowing, and respiratory symptoms.
Tumors or cancer of the THYMUS GLAND.
Endoscopic surgery of the pleural cavity performed with visualization via video transmission.
Surgery performed on the thoracic organs, most commonly the lungs and the heart.
Paired but separate cavity within the THORACIC CAVITY. It consists of the space between the parietal and visceral PLEURA and normally contains a capillary layer of serous fluid that lubricates the pleural surfaces.
A neoplasm originating from thymic tissue, usually benign, and frequently encapsulated. Although it is occasionally invasive, metastases are extremely rare. It consists of any type of thymic epithelial cell as well as lymphocytes that are usually abundant. Malignant lymphomas that involve the thymus, e.g., lymphosarcoma, Hodgkin's disease (previously termed granulomatous thymoma), should not be regarded as thymoma. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
A usually spherical cyst, arising as an embryonic out-pouching of the foregut or trachea. It is generally found in the mediastinum or lung and is usually asymptomatic unless it becomes infected.
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the pleural cavity.
Deliberate introduction of air or gas into the mediastinum as an aid to examination and diagnosis.
A guanidine analog with specific affinity for tissues of the sympathetic nervous system and related tumors. The radiolabeled forms are used as antineoplastic agents and radioactive imaging agents. (Merck Index, 12th ed) MIBG serves as a neuron-blocking agent which has a strong affinity for, and retention in, the adrenal medulla and also inhibits ADP-ribosyltransferase.
A cystic growth originating from lymphatic tissue. It is usually found in the neck, axilla, or groin.
A mass of histologically normal tissue present in an abnormal location.
A long, narrow, and flat bone commonly known as BREASTBONE occurring in the midsection of the anterior thoracic segment or chest region, which stabilizes the rib cage and serves as the point of origin for several muscles that move the arms, head, and neck.
A condition that occurs when the obstruction of the thin-walled SUPERIOR VENA CAVA interrupts blood flow from the head, upper extremities, and thorax to the RIGHT ATRIUM. Obstruction can be caused by NEOPLASMS; THROMBOSIS; ANEURYSM; or external compression. The syndrome is characterized by swelling and/or CYANOSIS of the face, neck, and upper arms.
Any fluid-filled closed cavity or sac (CYSTS) that is lined by an EPITHELIUM and found in the ESOPHAGUS region.
Digital image data sets, consisting of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies.
Endoscopes for examining tissue of the anterior superior mediastinum.
Unanticipated information discovered in the course of testing or medical care. Used in discussions of information that may have social or psychological consequences, such as when it is learned that a child's biological father is someone other than the putative father, or that a person tested for one disease or disorder has, or is at risk for, something else.
An opening or hole in the ESOPHAGUS that is caused by TRAUMA, injury, or pathological process.
A benign neoplasm that usually arises from the sympathetic trunk in the mediastinum. Histologic features include spindle cell proliferation (resembling a neurofibroma) and the presence of large ganglion cells. The tumor may present clinically with HORNER SYNDROME or diarrhea due to ectopic production of vasoactive intestinal peptide. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, p966)
Endoscopes used for examining the interior of the stomach.
A tumor-like inflammatory lesion of the lung that is composed of PLASMA CELLS and fibrous tissue. It is also known as an inflammatory pseudotumor, often with calcification and measuring between 2 and 5 cm in diameter.
Tumors or cancer of the PARATHYROID GLANDS.
A neoplasm that arises from SCHWANN CELLS of the cranial, peripheral, and autonomic nerves. Clinically, these tumors may present as a cranial neuropathy, abdominal or soft tissue mass, intracranial lesion, or with spinal cord compression. Histologically, these tumors are encapsulated, highly vascular, and composed of a homogenous pattern of biphasic fusiform-shaped cells that may have a palisaded appearance. (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp964-5)
Presence of air in the mediastinal tissues due to leakage of air from the tracheobronchial tree, usually as a result of trauma.
Enlargement of the thymus. A condition described in the late 1940's and 1950's as pathological thymic hypertrophy was status thymolymphaticus and was treated with radiotherapy. Unnecessary removal of the thymus was also practiced. It later became apparent that the thymus undergoes normal physiological hypertrophy, reaching a maximum at puberty and involuting thereafter. The concept of status thymolymphaticus has been abandoned. Thymus hyperplasia is present in two thirds of all patients with myasthenia gravis. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992; Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p1486)
A malignant tumor derived from primitive or embryonal lipoblastic cells. It may be composed of well-differentiated fat cells or may be dedifferentiated: myxoid (LIPOSARCOMA, MYXOID), round-celled, or pleomorphic, usually in association with a rich network of capillaries. Recurrences are common and dedifferentiated liposarcomas metastasize to the lungs or serosal surfaces. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Stedman, 25th ed)
Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.
A radiosensitive, malignant neoplasm of the testis, thought to be derived from primordial germ cells of the sexually undifferentiated embryonic gonad. There are three variants: classical (typical), the most common type; anaplastic; and spermatocytic. The classical seminoma is composed of fairly well differentiated sheets or cords of uniform polygonal or round cells (seminoma cells), each cell having abundant clear cytoplasm, distinct cell membranes, a centrally placed round nucleus, and one or more nucleoli. In the female, a grossly and histologically identical neoplasm, known as dysgerminoma, occurs. (Dorland, 27th ed)
A benign tumor resulting from a congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. Lymphangioendothelioma is a type of lymphangioma in which endothelial cells are the dominant component.
The presence of chyle in the thoracic cavity. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Compounds that are used in medicine as sources of radiation for radiotherapy and for diagnostic purposes. They have numerous uses in research and industry. (Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1161)
Ultrasonography of internal organs using an ultrasound transducer sometimes mounted on a fiberoptic endoscope. In endosonography the transducer converts electronic signals into acoustic pulses or continuous waves and acts also as a receiver to detect reflected pulses from within the organ. An audiovisual-electronic interface converts the detected or processed echo signals, which pass through the electronics of the instrument, into a form that the technologist can evaluate. The procedure should not be confused with ENDOSCOPY which employs a special instrument called an endoscope. The "endo-" of endosonography refers to the examination of tissue within hollow organs, with reference to the usual ultrasonography procedure which is performed externally or transcutaneously.
The thin serous membrane enveloping the lungs (LUNG) and lining the THORACIC CAVITY. Pleura consist of two layers, the inner visceral pleura lying next to the pulmonary parenchyma and the outer parietal pleura. Between the two layers is the PLEURAL CAVITY which contains a thin film of liquid.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Surgical procedure involving the creation of an opening (stoma) into the chest cavity for drainage; used in the treatment of PLEURAL EFFUSION; PNEUMOTHORAX; HEMOTHORAX; and EMPYEMA.
Surgical removal of the thymus gland. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Vomiting of blood that is either fresh bright red, or older "coffee-ground" in character. It generally indicates bleeding of the UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.
Tumors or cancer of the LUNG.
A cystic dilation of the EPIDIDYMIS, usually in the head portion (caput epididymis). The cyst fluid contains dead SPERMATOZOA and can be easily differentiated from TESTICULAR HYDROCELE and other testicular lesions.
The production of an image obtained by cameras that detect the radioactive emissions of an injected radionuclide as it has distributed differentially throughout tissues in the body. The image obtained from a moving detector is called a scan, while the image obtained from a stationary camera device is called a scintiphotograph.
Unstable isotopes of gallium that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Ga atoms with atomic weights 63-68, 70 and 72-76 are radioactive gallium isotopes.
Disorders affecting the organs of the thorax.
Neoplasms composed of more than one type of neoplastic tissue.
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the bronchi.
Two or more distinct types of malignant lymphoid tumors occurring within a single organ or tissue at the same time. It may contain different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma cells or both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma cells.
Instruments for the visual examination of interior structures of the body. There are rigid endoscopes and flexible fiberoptic endoscopes for various types of viewing in ENDOSCOPY.
Excision of part (partial) or all (total) of the esophagus. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Large benign, hyperplastic lymph nodes. The more common hyaline vascular subtype is characterized by small hyaline vascular follicles and interfollicular capillary proliferations. Plasma cells are often present and represent another subtype with the plasma cells containing IgM and IMMUNOGLOBULIN A.
The muscular membranous segment between the PHARYNX and the STOMACH in the UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.
Removal and examination of tissue obtained through a transdermal needle inserted into the specific region, organ, or tissue being analyzed.
A mixed mesenchymal tumor composed of two or more mesodermal cellular elements not commonly associated, not counting fibrous tissue as one of the elements. Mesenchymomas are widely distributed in the body and about 75% are malignant. (Dorland, 27th ed; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1866)
Plastic tubes used for drainage of air or fluid from the pleural space. Their surgical insertion is called tube thoracostomy.
The upper part of the trunk between the NECK and the ABDOMEN. It contains the chief organs of the circulatory and respiratory systems. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Tumors or cancer of the BRONCHI.
A true neoplasm composed of a number of different types of tissue, none of which is native to the area in which it occurs. It is composed of tissues that are derived from three germinal layers, the endoderm, mesoderm, and ectoderm. They are classified histologically as mature (benign) or immature (malignant). (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1642)
Neoplasms composed of primordial GERM CELLS of embryonic GONADS or of elements of the germ layers of the EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN. The concept does not refer to neoplasms located in the gonads or present in an embryo or FETUS.
Hemorrhage within the pleural cavity.
Pathological processes in the ESOPHAGUS.
A pathological process consisting of hardening or fibrosis of an anatomical structure, often a vessel or a nerve.
The removal of fluids or discharges from the body, such as from a wound, sore, or cavity.
Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity resulting from excessive transudation or exudation from the pleural surfaces. It is a sign of disease and not a diagnosis in itself.
Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.
The part of a human or animal body connecting the HEAD to the rest of the body.
Neoplasms of the thin serous membrane that envelopes the lungs and lines the thoracic cavity. Pleural neoplasms are exceedingly rare and are usually not diagnosed until they are advanced because in the early stages they produce no symptoms.
Endoscopes for the visualization of the interior of the bronchi.
Endoscopes for examining the pleural cavity.
Using fine needles (finer than 22-gauge) to remove tissue or fluid specimens from the living body for examination in the pathology laboratory and for disease diagnosis.
Abnormal passage communicating with the ESOPHAGUS. The most common type is TRACHEOESOPHAGEAL FISTULA between the esophagus and the TRACHEA.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
The excision of lung tissue including partial or total lung lobectomy.
Tear or break of an organ, vessel or other soft part of the body, occurring in the absence of external force.
An unusual and aggressive tumor of germ-cell origin that reproduces the extraembryonic structures of the early embryo. It is the most common malignant germ cell tumor found in children. It is characterized by a labyrinthine glandular pattern of flat epithelial cells and rounded papillary processes with a central capillary (Schiller-Duval body). The tumor is rarely bilateral. Before the use of combination chemotherapy, the tumor was almost invariably fatal. (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1189)
A benign tumor composed, wholly or in part, of cells with the morphologic characteristics of HISTIOCYTES and with various fibroblastic components. Fibrous histiocytomas can occur anywhere in the body. When they occur in the skin, they are called dermatofibromas or sclerosing hemangiomas. (From DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, p1747)
A condition of abnormally elevated output of PARATHYROID HORMONE (or PTH) triggering responses that increase blood CALCIUM. It is characterized by HYPERCALCEMIA and BONE RESORPTION, eventually leading to bone diseases. PRIMARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM is caused by parathyroid HYPERPLASIA or PARATHYROID NEOPLASMS. SECONDARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM is increased PTH secretion in response to HYPOCALCEMIA, usually caused by chronic KIDNEY DISEASES.
A relatively rare, usually benign neoplasm originating in the chemoreceptor tissue of the CAROTID BODY; GLOMUS JUGULARE; GLOMUS TYMPANICUM; AORTIC BODIES; and the female genital tract. It consists histologically of rounded or ovoid hyperchromatic cells that tend to be grouped in an alveolus-like pattern within a scant to moderate amount of fibrous stroma and a few large thin-walled vascular channels. (From Stedman, 27th ed)
Making an incision in the STERNUM.
Cyst-like space not lined by EPITHELIUM and contained within the PANCREAS. Pancreatic pseudocysts account for most of the cystic collections in the pancreas and are often associated with chronic PANCREATITIS.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Presence of air or gas in the subcutaneous tissues of the body.
Diseases of LYMPH; LYMPH NODES; or LYMPHATIC VESSELS.
Surgical removal of the thyroid gland. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Infection of the lymph nodes by tuberculosis. Tuberculous infection of the cervical lymph nodes is scrofula.
The first and largest artery branching from the aortic arch. It distributes blood to the right side of the head and neck and to the right arm.
The removal of foreign material and devitalized or contaminated tissue from or adjacent to a traumatic or infected lesion until surrounding healthy tissue is exposed. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Transfer of a neoplasm from its primary site to lymph nodes or to distant parts of the body by way of the lymphatic system.
They are oval or bean shaped bodies (1 - 30 mm in diameter) located along the lymphatic system.
Unstable isotopes of iodine that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. I atoms with atomic weights 117-139, except I 127, are radioactive iodine isotopes.
Abnormal communication most commonly seen between two internal organs, or between an internal organ and the surface of the body.
General or unspecified injuries to the chest area.
Two pairs of small oval-shaped glands located in the front and the base of the NECK and adjacent to the two lobes of THYROID GLAND. They secrete PARATHYROID HORMONE that regulates the balance of CALCIUM; PHOSPHORUS; and MAGNESIUM in the body.
A malignant disease characterized by progressive enlargement of the lymph nodes, spleen, and general lymphoid tissue. In the classical variant, giant usually multinucleate Hodgkin's and REED-STERNBERG CELLS are present; in the nodular lymphocyte predominant variant, lymphocytic and histiocytic cells are seen.
Fluid accumulation within the PERICARDIUM. Serous effusions are associated with pericardial diseases. Hemopericardium is associated with trauma. Lipid-containing effusion (chylopericardium) results from leakage of THORACIC DUCT. Severe cases can lead to CARDIAC TAMPONADE.
An imaging technique using compounds labelled with short-lived positron-emitting radionuclides (such as carbon-11, nitrogen-13, oxygen-15 and fluorine-18) to measure cell metabolism. It has been useful in study of soft tissues such as CANCER; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; and brain. SINGLE-PHOTON EMISSION-COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY is closely related to positron emission tomography, but uses isotopes with longer half-lives and resolution is lower.
Methods which attempt to express in replicable terms the extent of the neoplasm in the patient.
A method of computed tomography that uses radionuclides which emit a single photon of a given energy. The camera is rotated 180 or 360 degrees around the patient to capture images at multiple positions along the arc. The computer is then used to reconstruct the transaxial, sagittal, and coronal images from the 3-dimensional distribution of radionuclides in the organ. The advantages of SPECT are that it can be used to observe biochemical and physiological processes as well as size and volume of the organ. The disadvantage is that, unlike positron-emission tomography where the positron-electron annihilation results in the emission of 2 photons at 180 degrees from each other, SPECT requires physical collimation to line up the photons, which results in the loss of many available photons and hence degrades the image.
Surgical excision of one or more lymph nodes. Its most common use is in cancer surgery. (From Dorland, 28th ed, p966)
The treatment of a disease or condition by several different means simultaneously or sequentially. Chemoimmunotherapy, RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY, chemoradiotherapy, cryochemotherapy, and SALVAGE THERAPY are seen most frequently, but their combinations with each other and surgery are also used.
Malignant neoplasm arising from the epithelium of the BRONCHI. It represents a large group of epithelial lung malignancies which can be divided into two clinical groups: SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER and NON-SMALL-CELL LUNG CARCINOMA.
Tumors in any part of the heart. They include primary cardiac tumors and metastatic tumors to the heart. Their interference with normal cardiac functions can cause a wide variety of symptoms including HEART FAILURE; CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS; or EMBOLISM.
The compound is given by intravenous injection to do POSITRON-EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY for the assessment of cerebral and myocardial glucose metabolism in various physiological or pathological states including stroke and myocardial ischemia. It is also employed for the detection of malignant tumors including those of the brain, liver, and thyroid gland. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1162)
The musculofibrous partition that separates the THORACIC CAVITY from the ABDOMINAL CAVITY. Contraction of the diaphragm increases the volume of the thoracic cavity aiding INHALATION.
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
A vascular anomaly due to proliferation of BLOOD VESSELS that forms a tumor-like mass. The common types involve CAPILLARIES and VEINS. It can occur anywhere in the body but is most frequently noticed in the SKIN and SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE. (from Stedman, 27th ed, 2000)
Tumors or cancer of the ESOPHAGUS.
The venous trunk which returns blood from the head, neck, upper extremities and chest.
The removal of secretions, gas or fluid from hollow or tubular organs or cavities by means of a tube and a device that acts on negative pressure.
Migration of a foreign body from its original location to some other location in the body.
An accumulation of air or gas in the PLEURAL CAVITY, which may occur spontaneously or as a result of trauma or a pathological process. The gas may also be introduced deliberately during PNEUMOTHORAX, ARTIFICIAL.
An infection caused by the infestation of the larval form of tapeworms of the genus Echinococcus. The liver, lungs, and kidney are the most common areas of infestation.
Radiotherapy given to augment some other form of treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy. Adjuvant radiotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.
Tumors or cancer of the THYROID GLAND.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Injuries caused by impact with a blunt object where there is no penetration of the skin.
A complex of related glycopeptide antibiotics from Streptomyces verticillus consisting of bleomycin A2 and B2. It inhibits DNA metabolism and is used as an antineoplastic, especially for solid tumors.
Excision of one or more of the parathyroid glands.
A technetium imaging agent used to reveal blood-starved cardiac tissue during a heart attack.
STOMACH herniation located at or near the diaphragmatic opening for the ESOPHAGUS, the esophageal hiatus.
Incorrect diagnoses after clinical examination or technical diagnostic procedures.
The local recurrence of a neoplasm following treatment. It arises from microscopic cells of the original neoplasm that have escaped therapeutic intervention and later become clinically visible at the original site.
Tongues of skin and subcutaneous tissue, sometimes including muscle, cut away from the underlying parts but often still attached at one end. They retain their own microvasculature which is also transferred to the new site. They are often used in plastic surgery for filling a defect in a neighboring region.
The motor nerve of the diaphragm. The phrenic nerve fibers originate in the cervical spinal column (mostly C4) and travel through the cervical plexus to the diaphragm.
The portion of the descending aorta proceeding from the arch of the aorta and extending to the DIAPHRAGM, eventually connecting to the ABDOMINAL AORTA.
The use of two or more chemicals simultaneously or sequentially in the drug therapy of neoplasms. The drugs need not be in the same dosage form.
Tomography using radioactive emissions from injected RADIONUCLIDES and computer ALGORITHMS to reconstruct an image.
The use of combination of imaging techniques or platforms (e.g., MRI SCAN and PET SCAN) encompassing aspects of anatomical, functional, or molecular imaging methods.
Tumors or cancer of the TESTIS. Germ cell tumors (GERMINOMA) of the testis constitute 95% of all testicular neoplasms.

Ki-1 (CD30)-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma, sarcomatoid variant accompanied by spontaneously regressing lymphadenopathy. (1/412)

Although it has been reported that primary Ki-1 (CD30)-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) of the skin may undergo spontaneous regression, it is rare for ALCL without cutaneous involvement to have spontaneously regressing lymphadenopathy. We report a case of sarcomatoid variant of ALCL accompanied by spontaneously regressing lymphadenopathy. The patient had gastric and pulmonary involvement of ALCL in addition to systemic lymphadenopathy, but with no cutaneous involvement. The lymphadenopathy spontaneously improved gradually during a period of one month without any treatment. At the same time, multiple small nodules in both lung fields decreased on chest computed tomography and multiple elevated gastric tumors with dimples were endoscopically recognized to have improved. He has since been treated with combination chemotherapy because of recurrence of the lymphadenopathy.  (+info)

Mediastinal lymph node metastasis model by orthotopic intrapulmonary implantation of Lewis lung carcinoma cells in mice. (2/412)

This study is designed to establish a pulmonary tumour model to investigate the biology and therapy of lung cancer in mice. Current methods for forming a solitary intrapulmonary nodule and subsequent metastasis to mediastinal lymph nodes are not well defined. Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) cell suspensions were orthotopically introduced into the lung parenchyma of C57/BL6 mice via a limited skin incision without thoracotomy followed by direct puncture through the intercostal space. The implantation process was performed within approximately 50 s per mouse, and the operative mortality was less than 5%. Single pulmonary nodules developed at the implanted site in 93% of animals and subsequent mediastinal lymph node metastasis was observed in all mice that formed a lung nodule after intrapulmonary implantation. The size of tumour nodule and the weight of mediastinal lymph node increased in a time-dependent manner. The mean survival time of mice implanted successfully with LLC cells was 21+/-2 days (range 19-24 days). Histopathological analysis revealed that no metastatic tumour was detectable in the mediastinal lymph nodes on day 11, but metastatic foci at mediastinal lymph nodes were clearly observed on days 17 and 21 after implantation. Other metastases in distant organs or lymph nodes were not observed at 21 days after the implantation. Comparative studies with intrapleural and intravenous injections of LLC cells suggest that the mediastinal lymph node metastasis by intrapulmonary implantation is due to the release of tumour cells from the primary nodule, and not due to extrapulmonary leakage of cells. An intravenous administration of cis-diamine dichloro platinum on day 1 after tumour implantation tended to suppress the primary tumour nodule and significantly inhibited lymph node metastasis. Thus, a solitary pulmonary tumour nodule model with lymph node metastasis approximates clinical lung cancer and may provide a useful basis for lung cancer research.  (+info)

Bilateral hemothorax revealing mediastinal parathyroid adenoma. (3/412)

We report the case of a 63-year-old woman admitted to hospital because of bilateral hemothorax associated with acute respiratory failure and laterotracheal neoformation. A right thoracoscopy biopsy revealed a paratracheal parathyroid adenoma which was responsible for bilateral hemothorax and primary hyperparathyroidism. A curative resection was successfully performed by cervicotomy.  (+info)

Contamination of lymph from the major prenodal cardiac lymphatic in dogs. (4/412)

Cannulation of the canine major prenodal cardiac lymphatic (MPCL) is the most common approach for the investigation of myocardial lymphatic function. However, the assumption that the MPCL drains pure cardiac lymph has been questioned. We studied variations of MPCL anatomy and investigated whether noncardiac lymph is drained by this lymphatic. After dye was injected into the lungs and left ventricular myocardium in 21 dogs, dissection of the cardiac lymphatic system yielded 3 anatomic variations. In variations 1 and 2 (81% of dogs), a mixture of cardiac and pulmonary lymph was drained via the MPCL. In variation 3 (19% of dogs) no connection was found between MPCL and pulmonary lymphatics. In variations 1 and 2, alteration of tidal volume resulted in significant changes of lymph flow rate. The pulmonary contribution to MPCL lymph flow was estimated as 34% in variation 2. We conclude that MPCL lymph may contain not only cardiac lymph but also significant pulmonary contamination. This finding should be considered in the interpretation of lymph data from cannulation of the canine MPCL.  (+info)

How the lymph node metastases toward cervico-upper mediastinal region affect the outcome of patients with carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus. (5/412)

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to establish whether the site of lymph node metastasis influences the survival of patients with carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus. METHODS: A series of 159 patients with lymph node metastasis who underwent right transthoracic R0 esophagectomy was analyzed retrospectively. Sites of the nodal metastasis were divided into two regions; the neck and/or upper mediastinum above (upward metastasis) and the abdomen and/or lower mediastinum below (downward metastasis) the tracheal carina. RESULTS: Univariate analysis of prognostic factors revealed the tumor location, distant lymphatic metastasis, number of metastatic nodes and upward metastasis influenced survival, but downward metastasis did not. Multivariate analysis showed that the number of metastatic nodes and upward metastasis were also significant prognostic factors. Thirty-one (33.3%) of the 93 patients with, but only 6 (9.1%) without, upward metastasis had recurrences in the neck and/or upper mediastinum (P = 0.0002). Eighteen (60.0%) of the 30 patients with extranodal invasion in the neck and/or upper mediastinum had recurrence in these regions. CONCLUSIONS: Nodal metastasis in the neck and/or upper mediastinum was a significant risk factor for prognosis, the same as the number of metastatic nodes.  (+info)

Core needle biopsy is effective in the initial diagnosis of mediastinal lymphoma. (6/412)

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: With the development and refinement of guidance modalities for percutaneous biopsies, many investigators have reported studies supporting the role of guided core needle biopsy in the diagnosis of mediastinal lymphoma. The aims of this report are to evaluate the efficacy of findings at core needle biopsy of mediastinal masses on patient care and define the key determinants of clinical success. DESIGN AND METHODS: Fluoroscopy-guided (in 75 patients) and computed tomography-guided (in 8 patients) core needle biopsies were performed in 83 patients with mediastinal lymphoma: all but one of the patients were at first diagnosis. All the biopsies were performed using a Menghini needle (from 1.2 mm to 1.8 mm). In the vast majority of cases the 1.8 mm gauge was employed. RESULTS: The overall sensitivity for the diagnosis of lymphoma was 81% (67/83 cases). In the remaining 16 patients the lymphoma diagnosis was reached either by mediastinoscopy (11 cases) or anterior mediastinotomy (3 cases) or core needle biopsy of the lung (1 case); one patient was treated directly after the needle biopsy had been unsuccessful because he needed rapid therapy. In 77/82 (93%) patients it was possible to assess the specific histotype. There was no operative mortality; all the biopsies were performed on an outpatient basis. INTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSIONS: Our data indicate that core needle biopsy should be considered as an effective and safe procedure in the diagnosis of patients with mediastinal lymphoma with the possibility of determining the tumor subtype and subsequent specific treatment.  (+info)

Sympathetic reinnervation of cardiac allografts evaluated by 123I-MIBG imaging. (7/412)

Some heart-transplant patients present with improved heart rate response to exercise and anginal pain suggesting reinnervation of allografts. Studies performed up to 5 y post-transplantation have suggested that reinnervation is a slow process that occurs only after 1 y post-transplantation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent of sympathetic reinnervation in heart-transplant patients and its relation to cardiac function. METHODS: We performed 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) studies and rest/exercise radionuclide ventriculography in 31 heart-transplant patients 6 mo to 12 y post-transplantation. Intensity of myocardial MIBG uptake was quantified by a heart-to-mediastinum ratio (HMR), and the regional distribution of MIBG was determined by tomographic studies. RESULTS: HMR correlated positively with time after transplantation (r = 0.607, P < 0.001). Patients studied from 2 to 12 y post-transplantation had an HMR significantly higher than patients studied before 2 y post-transplantation (1.62 +/- 0.2 versus 1.34 +/- 0.2, P < 0.05). Myocardial MIBG uptake was anterolateral in 16 patients, anterior in 3 and anterolateral and septal in 3. Myocardial MIBG uptake was absent in 9 patients. Vasculopathy developed in 8 patients, and 5 of them (63%) had decreased myocardial MIBG uptake. Peak filling rate was higher in patients studied from 2 to 12 y post-transplantation (2.7 +/- 0.8 end-diastolic volume (EDV)/s versus 2.16 +/- 0.5 EDV/s, P = 0.02). CONCLUSION: Sympathetic reinnervation increases with time after heart transplantation and is seen more frequently after 2 y post-transplantation. Complete reinnervation of the transplanted heart does not occur even up to 12 y post-transplantation. Early vasculopathy may delay the process of sympathetic reinnervation.  (+info)

Left recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy associated with silicosis. (8/412)

Left recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy usually results from invasion or compression of the nerve caused by diseases localized within the aortopulmonary window. This study reports the case of a 76-yr-old male with vocal cord paralysis due to lymph node involvement by silicosis. This rare entity was identified by video-mediastinoscopy, which revealed a granulomatous and fibrosed recurrent lymph node encasing the nerve. The nerve was dissected and released from scar tissues. Progressive clinical improvement was observed followed by total and durable recovery of the voice after 15 weeks follow-up.  (+info)

Results These 93 patients were referred from 12 hospitals and 20 had undergone previous undiagnostic procedures (6 EBUS, 14 bronchoscopy). The mean age was 67 years (range 27 - 87) and 50 were male. 82 were performed under local anaesthesia using lignocaine spray and intravenous midazolam (1 - 10 mg; mean 4 mgs) and the remaining 11 under general anaesthesia. 200 lymph nodes (2R, 4R, 4L, 7, 10R, 10L, 11R) and 13 lung lesions were biopsied. Results were as follows: Adequate samples were obtained in 99% (91/93) and the NSCLC - NOS rate was 2%. 31 adenocarcinoma, 10 squamous cell carcinoma, 10 small cell carcinoma, 1 NSCLC - NOS, 1 large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma, 1 soft tissue lesion (repeat EBUS showed myxoid spindle cell mesenchymal lesion), 1 breast carcinoma, 19 nonspecific benign nodes, 15 sarcoid and 2 TB. There were no complications. ...
Purpose: Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) fusion genes represent novel oncogenes for non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). Several ALK inhibitors have been developed, and are now being evaluated in ALK-positive NSCLC. The feasibility of detecting ALK fusion genes in samples obtained by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) was determined. The clinicopathologic characteristics of ALK-positive lung cancer were also analyzed.. Experimental Design: From April 2008 to July 2009, NSCLC cases with hilar/mediastinal lymph node metastases detected by EBUS-TBNA were enrolled. Positive expression of ALK fusion protein was determined using immunohistochemistry, and ALK gene rearrangements were further examined to verify the translocation between ALK and partner genes using fluorescent in situ hybridization and reverse transcription-PCR. Direct sequencing of PCR products was performed to identify ALK fusion variants.. Results: One hundred and nine cases were eligible for ...
Im sorry that you are having to deal with this now. I agree with Kathy that you should join Smart Patients website where you will find more individuals with a Stage 4 diagnosis, and that have had a mediastinal lymph node issue. It is also a wonderful site with caring, educated people who want to help....just like here. Some people belong to both sites. Im concerned that you are being treated by your urologist. If I were you I would be seeing an oncologist, hopefullly a urological oncologist. I find it interesting that your doctor has sent you to a pulmonologist before sending you to an oncologist. An oncologist will look at things differently...more the whole picture. The pulmonologist is looking at your lungs. To me its like tunnel vision on a specialists part. I think it goes with the territory. They want to do what they can to help you. I am hoping that your swollen mediastinal lymph node is nothing. Its possible its nothing, and you need to keep that in mind. However, if it is possible ...
Im sorry that you are having to deal with this now. I agree with Kathy that you should join Smart Patients website where you will find more individuals with a Stage 4 diagnosis, and that have had a mediastinal lymph node issue. It is also a wonderful site with caring, educated people who want to help....just like here. Some people belong to both sites. Im concerned that you are being treated by your urologist. If I were you I would be seeing an oncologist, hopefullly a urological oncologist. I find it interesting that your doctor has sent you to a pulmonologist before sending you to an oncologist. An oncologist will look at things differently...more the whole picture. The pulmonologist is looking at your lungs. To me its like tunnel vision on a specialists part. I think it goes with the territory. They want to do what they can to help you. I am hoping that your swollen mediastinal lymph node is nothing. Its possible its nothing, and you need to keep that in mind. However, if it is possible ...
Patient J.P. (date of birth 04/01/69) was diagnosed in October 2005. A wide excision with 2-cm safety margins was carried out. The left axillary sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) was negative and computed tomography (CT) showed no metastasis. Peginterferon α-2b was administered at a dose of 3 μg/kg/week s.c. from December 2005 to September 2006. In August/September 2006, suspected pulmonary and mediastinal lymph node metastases identified on a thoracic CT scan were confirmed by thoracotomy and pulmonary biopsy. From September 2006 onwards the patient received numerous courses of polychemotherapy (DTIC, cisplatin and vindesine on days 1 and 8) achieving a partial response on the CT scan. In May 2007, there was no evidence of mediastinal lymph node metastasis or residual lung metastasis by CT; PET indicated that lung metastases were inactive. In September 2007, progression of the residual lung metastasis and suspected hepatic metastases (segment 8) was noted and confirmed by excision 2 months ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Economic analysis of combined endoscopic and endobronchial ultrasound in the evaluation of patients with suspected non-small cell lung cancer. AU - Harewood, Gavin C.. AU - Pascual, Jorge. AU - Raimondo, Massimo. AU - Woodward, Timothy. AU - Johnson, Margaret. AU - McComb, Barbara. AU - Odell, John. AU - Jamil, Laith H.. AU - Gill, Kanwar Rupinder S.. AU - Wallace, Michael B.. PY - 2010/3/1. Y1 - 2010/3/1. N2 - Lung cancer remains the most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States. This study evaluated the costs of alternative diagnostic evaluations for patients with suspected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Researchers used a cost-minimization model to compare various diagnostic approaches in the evaluation of patients with NSCLC. It was less expensive to use an initial endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with fine needle aspiration (FNA) to detect a mediastinal lymph node metastasis ($18,603 per patient), compared with combined EUS FNA and endobronchial ultrasound ...
The esophagus presents an excellent window for visualization of surrounding structures in the mediastinum. present nomenclature divides the mediastinum into three parts: the upper section (upper esophageal sphincter to aortic arch), middle (aortic arch to subcarinal region, just distal to the azy-gos vein), and lower (subcarinal region to cardia). Figure 3 demonstrates paraesophageal structures and organs. The trachea is seen only as an air column; thus its wall cannot be delineated. Lymph nodes may be visible along the length of the esophagus, even in normal individuals. They may be especially pronounced in the subcarinal region. peri-aortic tissue is seen alongside the distal esophagus.. Lymph nodes can be identified in the posterior mediastinum, retroperitoneum, and celiac regions. posterior mediastinal lymph nodes are predominantly left-sided and communicate with the para-aortic lymph nodes of the abdomen; hence thorough evaluation of the celiac region is important. Additionally, metastases ...
There are numerous causes of calcified mediastinal lymph nodes. Common causes include: infectious granulomatous diseases tuberculosis histoplasmosis sarcoidosis silicosis treated lymphoma Uncommon causes include: Pneumocystis jiroveci (P...
Mediastinal lymph nodes aka Nodi lymphoidei mediastinales in the latin terminology and part of main organs and nodes of the lymphatic system Learn more now!
The mediastinum is the anatomic region medial to the pleural sacs between the sternum, vertebral column, rib 1, and the diaphragm. The mediastinum is further divided into inferior and superior parts by a horizontal plane passing through the sternal angle to the T4-T5 intervertebral disc (Figure 5-1A). The inferior mediastinum is classically subdivided into anterior, middle, and posterior parts. Therefore, the four subregions of the mediastinum are as follows: ...
Introduction: Elastography has been proposed for quantitative imaging of strain and elastic modulus distributions in soft tissues. This method generates a strain profile through external tissue compression from the ultrasound transducer.. It has been shown to increase the sensitivity and specificity of FNA for the detection of malignancy. Recently, it has become possible to perform elastographic measurements via an EBUS-bronchosope. It is unclear whether this technique is able to increase the accuracy of EBUS-FNA of mediastinal lymph nodes by a better guidance of the puncture sites. The aim of this study is to check whether elastography using the new ultrasound processor is feasible within a clinical routine and whether it could improve the accuracy of mediastinal lymph node sampling in patients with malignancies.. Method: Elastography was performed in 14 patients with 29 lymph node stations qualitatively (pattern) and quantitatively (strain ratio). All bronchoscopies were done in conscious ...
The anterior mediastinum is the portion of the mediastinum anterior to the pericardium and below the thoracic plane. It forms the anterior part of the inferior mediastinum, and contains the thymus, lymph nodes, and may contain the portions of a ...
Mediastinal Irradiation (Irradiation of Mediastinum): Read more about Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications, Causes and Prognosis.
The posterior mediastinum is the portion of the mediastinum located posteriorly to the pericardium and anteriorly to the T5-T12 vertebrae, inferior to the transverse thoracic plane. This article will consider the borders and contents of this anatomical compartment.
The role of sonographic patterns during endobronchial ultrasound-transbronchial needle aspiration for lung cancer staging: a narrative review
Mediastinum Definition The mediastinum is an undefined anatomic space between the lungs that comprises a group of structures within the thorax and principal
The imminent publication of eagerly anticipated new international guidelines promises to transform the complex area of lung cancer staging.
The mediastinum is a space in the thorax that contains a group of organs, vessels, nerves, lymphatics and their surrounding connective tissue. It lies in the midline of the chest between the pleura of each lung and extends from the sternum to the...
Journal of clinical medicine, 7(6), 25. Babies cannot response independently to the burr holes are connected to a home health team to bring a mediastinal mass or other substances in the orbit, the apex of the surgical defect. 5. Inspection of external fixation orthopedic surgery pose no risk of anaphylaxis. Assess disorders of the mouth to reduce the risk of becoming affected by arthritis result in a lymph node or a pulsating mass and obstruction is localized, often with exten- sion of the. Explain the need to be concerned about body image related to complications. 1620/s6-312x2008000600056. Associated with improved bone density values in healthy children and adolescents is affected, initiate strategies to avoid tick exposure in the bladder may be first indication. Whereas c. Jejuni as compared to cell type: Nonsmall cell lung cancer shows characteristics of the computed tomography scan; magnetic resonance imaging scan shows that the superior mediastinum presenting at the current era: Early ...
Current Histopathology has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of tumours of the mediastinum. Tumours and tumour-like conditions of the thymus .
ICD-10-PCS code 0WWC0JZ for Revision of Synthetic Substitute in Mediastinum, Open Approach is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the rang
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Lopez, A., & Martinson, S. A. (2017). Respiratory system, mediastinum and pleurae. In J. F. Zachary (Ed.), Pathologic basis of veterinary disease (pp. 471-560). St. Louis, Mo.: Elsevier ...
▪ Mediastinal Lesions Although it may not be difficult to identify a mediastinal mass on cross-sectional imaging, it can be challenging to determine its nature. Diagnostic specificity is critical to prevent unnecessary intervention and its associated morbidity and expenditure. The aim of this chapter is to serve as a guide toward maximizing the benefit of…
By determining the stage of lung cancer, a doctor can learn whether the cancer has spread, and if so, where. This eMedTV article explains tests used in this process, such as CT scan and MRI, and offers links to additional information.
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dobry den,moj brat (35 r.) ma diagnozu maligny pleuralny tymom mediastina B2. Stav je momentalne inoperabilny. Po roku liecby chemoterapiou (2 typy) a radioterapiou sa stav nezmenil, resp. mierne zhorsil. Diagnoza je onkologmi povazovana za zriedkavu a z mojho dojmu su si dalsou liecbou neisti resp. bezradni. Prosim, neviete mi poradit, za kym a kde by som mohla zajst a pripad konzultovat? Mozno ma niekto vacsie skusenosti s touto diagnozou a vedel by poradit resp. dalej liecit. Vrela vdaka ...
This retrospective study involving 7 institutions evaluated the utility of PET for mediastinal staging in patients who had undergone resection of pulmlonary carcinoid tumors and nodal dissection. 88% of pts had typical carcinoid tumors. The sensitivity of PET was only 33%, whereas the specificity was 94%. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A prospective study of conventional transbronchial needle aspiration. T2 - performance and cost utility.. AU - Medford, A. R.. AU - Agrawal, S.. AU - Free, C. M.. AU - Bennett, J. A.. PY - 2010. Y1 - 2010. N2 - BACKGROUND: Conventional transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) is a cheap, minimally invasive tool for lung cancer staging and diagnosis. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided TBNA (EBUS-TBNA) is more sensitive but is more expensive and less widely available. We describe a prospective analysis of TBNA diagnostic, staging and cost utility in a centre in the UK. Objectives: To illustrate the potential diagnostic, staging and cost utility of a low cost conventional TBNA service. METHODS: A prospective analysis of 79 TBNA procedures over a 2-year period was performed looking at performance and cost utility in a mixed cohort with variable pre-test probability of malignancy (year 1) followed by a high probability cohort (year 2). RESULTS: TBNA avoided mediastinoscopy in 25% of the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Prognosticating outcomes in interstitial lung disease by mediastinal lymph node assessment. AU - Adegunsoye, Ayodeji. AU - Oldham, Justin. AU - Bonham, Catherine. AU - Hrusch, Cara. AU - Nolan, Paul. AU - Klejch, Wesley. AU - Bellam, Shashi. AU - Mehta, Uday. AU - Thakrar, Kiran. AU - Pugashetti, Janelle Vu. AU - Husain, Aliya N.. AU - Montner, Steven M.. AU - Straus, Christopher M.. AU - Vij, Rekha. AU - Sperling, Anne I.. AU - Noth, Imre. AU - Strek, Mary E.. AU - Chung, Jonathan H.. PY - 2019/3/15. Y1 - 2019/3/15. N2 - Rationale: Mediastinal lymph node (MLN) enlargement on chest computed tomography (CT) is prevalent in patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) and may reflect immunologic activation and subsequent cytokine-mediated immune cell trafficking. Objectives: We aimed to determine whether MLN enlargement on chest CT predicts clinical outcomes and circulating cytokine levels in ILD. Methods: MLN measurements were obtained from chest CT scans of patients with ILD at ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Endoscopic ultrasound in lung cancer patients with a normal mediastinum on computed tomography. AU - Wallace, Michael B.. AU - Ravenel, James. AU - Block, Mark I.. AU - Fraig, Mostafa. AU - Silvestri, Gerard. AU - Wildi, Stephan. AU - Schmulewitz, Nathan. AU - Varadarajulu, Shyam. AU - Roberts, Stacey. AU - Hoffman, Brenda J.. AU - Hawes, Robert H.. AU - Reed, Carolyn E.. PY - 2004/5/1. Y1 - 2004/5/1. N2 - Background Computed tomography (CT) is the most common method of staging lung cancer. We have previously shown endoscopic ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) to be highly accurate in staging patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes on CT scan. In this study we report the accuracy and yield of EUS-FNA in staging patients without enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes by CT. Methods Patients with NSCLC and CT scan showing no enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes (, 1 cm for all nodes except , 1.2 cm for subcarinal) in the ...
Accurate diagnosis of enlarged hilar/mediastinal lymph nodes is mandatory for adequate management of patients with known primary malignancy. We aimed to determine the sensitivity,specificity,accuracy of EBUS-TBNA for clarification of the nature of enlarged hilar/mediastinal lymph nodes in patients with known extrathoracic malignancy. Patients with extrathoracic malignancy who had undergone EBUS-TBNA for assessment of enlarged hilar/mediastinal lymph nodes in December 2008-September 2011 were reviewed. 48 patients who underwent EBUS-TBNA were included. Mean age of 12 male,36 female patients was 57.38 ±11.60. Malignancy was detected in 18(37.5 %),tuberculosis in 6(12.5%),sarcoidosis in 4(8.3%),anthracosis in 2(4.2%),reactive adenitis in 18(37.5%). EBUS-TBNA was also found to offer an effective accurate and minimally invasive strategy for evaluating nonmalignant lesions of pathological hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes such as tuberculosis and sarcoidosis. The sensitivity and specificity of ...
Video created by Йельский университет for the course Anatomy of the Chest, Abdomen, and Pelvis. These lectures discus the Mediastinum. Recall the mediastinum is that region of the chest cavity that lies in the middle, between the left and right ...
A mediastinoscopy is a surgical procedure performed to examine the mediastinum. The mediastinum is the space behind the sternum (breastbone) in the middle of the chest that separates the two lungs. It contains lymph nodes, the heart and its great vessels, the trachea, the esophagus, and the thymus gland.. The mediastinum can be visualized by the use of an endoscopic instrument called a mediastinoscope. A mediastinoscope is a lighted, long, thin, flexible tube that can visualize the organs and structures of the mediastinum. It also has the capacity to transmit images onto a TV-like monitor.. The procedure is performed in an operating room under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes a small incision in the neck above the top of the sternum and inserts the mediastinoscope. In addition to directly visualizing the mediastinum, tissue samples of mediastinal lymph nodes may be obtained. These lymph nodes receive lymphatic drainage from the lungs. A biopsy of these lymph nodes helps to identify disease ...
A mediastinoscopy is a test to examine the space in the chest between the lungs (mediastinum) using an endoscope (a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and lens).
A mediastinoscopy is a test to examine the space in the chest between the lungs (mediastinum) using an endoscope (a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and lens).
All patients with lung cancer may have mediastinal metastases. Although PET scans are quite sensitive for identifying mediastinal metastases, they remain less accurate than mediastinoscopy (see Chapter 70). Preoperative mediastinoscopy is indicated for all patients with a PET scan-positive mediastinum and should be considered for certain patients with a PET scan-negative mediastinum (i.e., those with enlarged nodes on CT scan or with hilar lesions). Although the PET scan remains useful for ruling out distant metastases, it should not be the only study performed to evaluate the mediastinum. Many patients have been denied resection because their PET scan was positive in the mediastinum, only to find a more knowledgeable physician who, on mediastinoscopy, diagnosed mediastinal granulomatous disease instead and then successfully resected the patients stage I cancer (Table 71-1). ...
The IASLC (International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) 8th edition lung cancer staging system was introduced in 2016 and supersedes the IASLC 7th edition. Standard-of-care lung cancer staging ideally should be performed in a multidi...
It mediastinum (siz: mediástinum ) is de romte tusken de beide longen yn, dyt fentraal (oan de foarkant) begrinze wurdt troch de boarstbonke (os sternum) en dorsaal (oan de efterkant) troch de rêchbonke. Yn it mediastinum sitte ûnder mear it hert, de luchtpiip, de slokterm, de aorta, in tal grutte bloedfetten, in grut tal senuwen (û.o. nerves frenikus en de nervus fagus), de tymus en in protte lymfeklieren. Meidat al dy wichtige organen tich by elkoar lizze hawwe sykteprosessen lykas ûntstekkings of groei fan kwea-aardige sellen (kanker) yn it mediastinum faak slimme gefolgen. ...
We report the case of 20-year-old man with a history of Ewings sarcoma in the left humerus diagnosed at the age of 15, who has been in medical oncological follow-up since then. After the diagnosis, he received 5 cycles of neoadjuvant VAC/ifosfamide-VP-16, followed by radical surgery, resulting in pathological complete response according to pathology reports. The patient completed 12 adjuvant cycles of the same regimen and proceeded to regular monitoring. After 2 years free of disease, he received a diagnosis of probable pleuro-pulmonary relapse on a PET-CT, which showed hypermetabolic foci in the oblique fissure of the right lung and in the right subcarinal and hilar lymph nodes, although the latter were described as probably of a non-specific inflammatory nature, and close monitoring with imaging techniques was recommended. No known drug allergies. No toxic habits or occupational exposure. Student; no significant family history. He was referred by the medical oncology department to the ...
Mediastinal fat necrosis (MFN) or epipericardial fat necrosis, as it is commonly referred to in the literature, is a rare self-limiting cause of chest pain of unclear etiology. MFN affects previously healthy individuals who present with acute pleuritic chest pain. Characteristic computed tomography (CT) findings include a fat attenuation lesion with intrinsic and surrounding increased attenuation stranding. There is often associated thickening of the adjacent pericardium and/or pleural effusions. We present two cases of MFN manifesting as ovoid fat attenuation lesions demarcated by a soft tissue attenuation rim with intrinsic and surrounding soft tissue attenuation stranding and review the clinical and pathologic features of these lesions. Knowledge of the clinical presentation of patients with MFN and familiarity with the characteristic imaging findings of these lesions should allow radiologists to prospectively establish the correct diagnosis and suggest conservative management and follow-up.
Thymus develops from the ventral portion of the third and fourth pharyngeal pouches. This descends into the anterior mediastinum by the sixth week of gestation. Thymic ectopia results from failure of this migration. Aberrant nodules of thymic tissue are found in approximately 20% of humans. Although the majority of aberrant nodules are located laterally in the neck, ectopic thymic nodules also have been reported in the base of the skull, in the mediastinum, and at the root of the bronchus (1).. Thymic neoplasm arising from an ectopic thymus is rare. To the best of our knowledge, only one case has been reported in the English language literature regarding the imaging findings of the malignant ectopic thymoma (2). In that case, it arose from the posterior mediastinum and had a connecting pedicle between the extrapleural mass and mediastinum. In contrast, the lesion in our case was far from the mediastinum and the results of CT of the chest were normal.. Malignant thymoma is classified into two ...
The ICD-10 Code C38.1 is the code used for Malignant neoplasm of anterior mediastinum .An alternative description for this code is Malignant neoplasm of anterior ...
Neuroblastoma (Mediastinum) is a solid tumour that arises from neuroblasts. Neuroblastoma of Mediastinum tumour cells migrate during embryonic development.
Another structurally similar compound, CC-5-V (CAS: 129738-34-7) was tested in a 28-day repeat-dose oral toxicity study (OECD 407) in Crj: CD (SD) IGS (SPF) rats at 5, 20, 80 and 320 mg/kg/d in warm olive oil. At 320 mg/kg/d effects on some clinical pathology parameters (e.g. white blood cells, thromboplastin time, LDH). At 80 mg/kg/d some clinical pathology parameters were also affected, but less pronounced. Treatment-related histopathological findings at 320 mg/kg/d consisted of hyperthrophy of alveolar lining cells in the lung, centrilobular hepatocellular hypertrophy, focal myocarditis and hypertrophy of the paracortex in the mediastinal lymph nodes, increased mitosis of hepatocytes and germinal center development in the mediastinal lymph nodes, foamy cells and focal proliferation of atypical pneumocytes in the lung, atypical basophilic tubules and mineralization of the cortico-medullary junction in the kidney. The histopathological and clinical pathology findings proved to be only partial ...
The results of this systematic review suggest that the transesophageal use of the echobronchoscope is a safe and effective method of accessing the mediastinum, and provides incremental diagnostic yield over and above that achieved with EBUS-TBNA alone. Overall, we found a good incremental yield (approximately 8%) of adding EUS-B-FNA to the EBUS-TBNA procedure in the diagnosis of mediastinal lymphadenopathy. The sensitivity of the combined technique was significantly higher than EBUS-TBNA alone (91% vs 80%), in mediastinal staging of lung cancer. In fact, only 10 combined procedures need to be performed to achieve a diagnosis in one additional patient, when compared with EBUS-TBNA alone. The sensitivity of the combined technique is similar to the sensitivity (86%) reported in a meta-analysis of combined EBUS-TBNA plus EUS-FNA by Zhang et al10 However, our analysis is different from the previous meta-analysis in that we have included only those studies that have utilized the same echobronchoscope ...
In the current issue of ONCOLOGY, Hershman and Shao provide a comprehensive review of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity (AIC). Risk factors for AIC include age (??18 or ??65 years) at time of treatment, increasing cumulative dose or dose intensity of anthracyclines, mediastinal radiation therapy (RT), and female gender.[1-4] The Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare database showed […]. ...
This is known as the Cervicothoracic Sign. If we study the image on the frontal view on the left, we see a mass extending above the level of the clavicle and there is lung tissue in front of it, so this must be a mass in the posterior mediastinum.. ...
The mediastinum is the area inside of the upper chest, between and in front of the lungs. A mediastinoscopy is a surgical procedure done to examine th
Mediastinoscopy with biopsy is a procedure in which a lighted instrument (mediastinoscope) is inserted in the space in the chest between the lungs (mediastinum)
A mediastinoscopy is a procedure used to examine the mediastinum. This is the space behind the breastbone (sternum). Read on to learn more about the procedure, and what to expect.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Photopenic mediastinum due to enlarged atria. AU - Wosnitzer, Brian. AU - Wray, Rick Arthur. AU - DePuey, Gordon. PY - 2012/8/1. Y1 - 2012/8/1. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84865100363&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84865100363&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1007/s12350-012-9557-2. DO - 10.1007/s12350-012-9557-2. M3 - Comment/debate. C2 - 22527799. AN - SCOPUS:84865100363. VL - 19. SP - 811. EP - 813. JO - Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. JF - Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. SN - 1071-3581. IS - 4. ER - ...
ICD-10-PCS code 0WWC01Z for Revision of Radioactive Element in Mediastinum, Open Approach is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range
Definition of mediastinum inferius. Provided by Stedmans medical dictionary and Drugs.com. Includes medical terms and definitions.
This chapter aims at introducing the interested Pulmonologist/Interventional Pulmonologist to the esophageal ultrasound. In this chapter, we give short descriptions of some technical aspects of the endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) scope and explain in detail why we believe the EBUS scope is well suited to be an esophageal scope in the hands of the trained pulmonologist. The chapter then explains indications and benefits of this procedure that we consider central to the practice of chest physicians. We also describe in steps how to reach each lymph node station using the EBUS scope as a EUS scope (EUS-B) from our own experience. Procedure-related complications and contraindications are also described.
Yoo, Jung Sun, Lee, Sung-Chan, Jow, Zhi Yen, Koh, Pamela Yun Xiang, Chang, Young-Tae (2014-01-01). A macrophage-specific fluorescent probe for intraoperative lymph node staging. Cancer Research 74 (1) : 44-55. [email protected] Repository. https://doi.org/10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-13- ...
Dear Friends, I am showing today a case seen last week. Radiographs belong to a 35-year-old man with fever. What do you see? The answer will be published on Friday. Click here to see the answer Findings: PA chest radiograph shows widening of the superior mediastinum (A, arrows). There is moderate prominence of both hila…
Costomediastinal recess-the costomediastinal recess is an area right next to the cardiac notch, which is an indentation in the superior lobe of the left lung. this is where the medial area of the superior lobe of the left lung would tend to expand if it became very inflated. the lung would not enter the anterior mediastinum, which is an area between the two pleural sacs, bounded anteriorly by the sternum and posteriorly by the pericardium. the anterior mediastinum contains areolar tissue, - ProProfs Discuss
In March, MesotheliomaHelp reported that two drugs may be better than one when it comes to treating KRAS-positive lung cancer patients. Now, in a new study, researchers report they have found yet another way to tackle lung cancer when the. ...
100 years ago, lung cancer was a rare disease.1 Over time it has become one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide.2 Along with this the diagnostic and also the therapeutic implications have changed several times over the last few decades. In 1968 the first TNM description was published, trying to standardize the tumor staging and thereby the specific therapeutic recommendations. Today the 7th edition of the TNM system is still in use and the fact that the staging of the mediastinum is one of the most important topics has still not been challenged.3. In 1964 Werner Maaßen published his first full report about mediastinoscopy as a staging technique and in the following years the technique was established as the gold standard for the mediastinum.4. Even after the implementation of improved imaging techniques like computer tomography (CT) and Positron emissions tomography (PET), the surgical option was not discussed.3. Watching and learning from gastroenterologists, Olympus Medical ...
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Lung, Mediastinum : The new WHO 2015 classification of thoracic malignancies, including lung, mediastinum and pleura tumors, has provided new recommendations for small samples with specific diagnostic algorithm integrating immunohistochemistry and molecular profiling
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Different types of masses, both benign (non-spreading or invading) and cancerous (able to spread or invade), develop in the mediastinum. Because of their location in this critical area, even benign masses can cause serious issues. The type of problem a tumor or mass may cause depends on its specific location within the mediastinum.. ...
Different types of masses, both benign (non-spreading or invading) and cancerous (able to spread or invade), develop in the mediastinum. Because of their location in this critical area, even benign masses can cause serious issues. The type of problem a tumor or mass may cause depends on its specific location within the mediastinum.. ...
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maintained in both captures. Chest CAT scan: The assessment of the mediastinum shows the presence of aortic and coronary ... should preferably be done by a minimally invasive endoscopic approach as opposed to an open thoracothomy. This will reduce soft .... ...
Doege, KW (1930). "Fibrosarcoma of the mediastinum". Ann Surg. 92 (5): 955-960. PMC 1398259. PMID 17866430. Roy M, Burns MV, ...
Diseases of the mediastinum. Die Reichsversicherungsordnung nach der Vorlesung über soziale Medizin für Juristen und Ärzte, ... His primary focus dealt with diseases of the bronchi and mediastinum as well as blood and metabolic disorders. With Paul ...
A seminoma is a germ cell tumor of the testicle or, more rarely, the mediastinum or other extra-gonadal locations. It is a ... Some cases of seminoma can present as a primary tumour outside the testis, most commonly in the mediastinum. In the ovary, the ... ISBN 978-0-7817-7942-5. Weidner N (February 1999). "Germ-cell tumors of the mediastinum". Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology. 16 ...
ISBN 978-0-8089-2306-0. "Chapter 20: The thoracic wall and mediastinum". www.dartmouth.edu. "Figure 20-7". www.dartmouth.edu.. ...
Mediastinum, and Pleurae1". In Zachary JF (ed.). Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease (Sixth ed.). Mosby. pp. 471-560.e1. doi ...
Malignant germ cell tumors of the mediastinum are uncommon, representing only 3 to 10% of tumors originating in the mediastinum ... Mediastinal germ cell tumors are tumors that derive from germ cell rest remnants in the mediastinum. They most commonly occur ... Mediastinitis Mediastinal fibrosis Mediastinum Alan Sandler (1997). "Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumors". Semin Respir Crit Care Med ... Unlike benign germ cell tumors of the mediastinum, malignant mediastinal tumors are usually symptomatic at the time of ...
They can present in the anterior mediastinum. Despite their name, GCTs occur both within and outside the ovary and testis. They ... a fairly common location for teratoma neck mediastinum - account for 1% to 5% of all germ cell neoplasms pelvis, particularly ...
Federico, Monica (2018). Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Pediatrics, 24e, "Respiratory Tract & Mediastinum". New York, NY: ...
CHEST WALL, PLEURA, MEDIASTINUM, AND NONNEOPLASTIC LUNG DISEASE. Fouche, Pieter F.; Simpson, Paul M.; Bendall, Jason; Thomas, ...
The diagnosis can be confirmed via chest X-ray showing a radiolucent outline around the heart and mediastinum or via CT ... Pneumomediastinum with angel wing sign Play media Pneumomediastinum as seen on ultrasound The tissues in the mediastinum will ... Quresi SA, Tilyard A (2008). "Unusual Presentation of Spontaneous Mediastinum: A Case Report". Cases Journal 1:349. doi:10.1186 ... Pneumomediastinum is uncommon and occurs when air leaks into the mediastinum. ...
BET inhibitor Mediastinum RESERVED, INSERM US14-- ALL RIGHTS. "Orphanet: NUT midline carcinoma". www.orpha.net. Retrieved 18 ... Common sites include the head, neck and mediastinum. The median age at diagnosis is 16-23 years, but older patients may be ...
The mediastinum has three main parts: the anterior mediastinum (front), the middle mediastinum, and the posterior mediastinum ( ... usually found in the posterior mediastinum, followed by thymoma (15-20%) located in the anterior mediastinum. Lung cancer ... A mediastinal tumor is a tumor in the mediastinum, the cavity that separates the lungs from the rest of the chest. It contains ... Masses in the posterior portion of the mediastinum tend to be neurogenic in origin, and in adults tend to be of neural sheath ...
Heart is a muscular organ sited in the mediastinum. It consist of four chambers, four valves, arteries (named as coronary ...
Some cervical thymic cysts may extend into the mediastinum. The diagnostic process includes differentiating between other ...
Extension of tumor to skull or mediastinum can occur. The additional symptoms include a painful throat, dysphagia, otalgia (due ...
... s are usually found in the middle mediastinum. Chest x-rays show a smooth density just in front of the trachea ...
The arch of the Aorta lies within the mediastinum. The aortic arch is the connection between the ascending and descending aorta ... through the superior mediastinum and along the left side of the trachea. An anatomical variation is that the left vertebral ... then ascends along the left side of the trachea and through the superior mediastinum. Finally, the left subclavian artery comes ...
Ultrasonography and CT scan are not very useful in finding cause of dysphagia; but can detect masses in mediastinum and aortic ...
The SVC is located in the anterior right superior mediastinum. It is the typical site of central venous access via a central ...
Fayad died in Mendoza, Argentina, from mediastinum cancer, aged 59. "La música callejera, prohibida y silenciada". El Sol ...
The central compartment of the thoracic cavity is the mediastinum. Urinary system Kidney Nephrons Renal arteries Renal veins ...
The mediastinum comprises those organs which lie in the centre of the chest between the lungs. The cavity also contains two ... The central compartment of the thoracic cavity is the mediastinum. There are two openings of the thoracic cavity, a superior ...
... s are lymph nodes located in the mediastinum. Mediastinal lymphadenopathy Mediastinal mass Standring, ...
A transmediastinal gunshot wound (TMGSW) is a penetrating injury to a person's thorax in which a bullet enters the mediastinum ... Additionally the work of Burack et al., whose evaluation of stable patients with penetrating injuries to the mediastinum - this ... Unstable patients are managed by operative exploration of the mediastinum. Moribund patients will go through an emergency ... neurologic injury In many cases there is pneumothorax or hemothorax due to the proximity of the lungs to the mediastinum. ...
It implies that the mass is not in the middle mediastinum, and is either from anterior or posterior mediastinum(most of the ... masses arise from the anterior mediastinum). Chest radiograph Human lung Mediastinum Radiology X-ray Whitten, CR; Khan, S; ...
Additionally, the mediastinum may be physically shifted toward the affected side. A reduction in the size of one side of the ...
When the upper mediastinum is involved, the pain is typically retro-sternal pain. When the lower mediastinum is involved, pain ... Mediastinitis is inflammation of the tissues in the mid-chest, or mediastinum. It can be either acute or chronic. It is thought ... Pain can occur with mediastinitis but the location of the pain depends on which part of the mediastinum is involved. ... Symptoms depend on what organs of the mediastinum the disease is affecting. They might be caused by a constricted airway, ...
The calcified nodule can be within the lung, hila, or mediastinum. The borders must be sharp, distinct, and well defined. This ... Enlargement of lymph nodes in one or both hila or within the mediastinum, with or without associated atelectasis or ...
257: Disorders of the Pleura and Mediastinum". In Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Kasper DL, Hauser SL, Longo DL, Jameson JL, Loscalzo J ...
The thymus is located in the upper front part of the chest, in the anterior superior mediastinum, behind the sternum, and in ... Thymic cysts can occur along the neck or in the chest (mediastinum). Cysts usually just contain fluid and are lined by either ... when lymph nodes are affected it is often in the mediastinum and neck groups. Such tumours are often detected with a biopsy ...
Widened mediastinum/mediastinal widening is where the mediastinum has a width greater than 6 cm on an upright PA chest X-ray or ... The mediastinum can be divided into an upper (or superior) and lower (or inferior) part: The superior mediastinum starts at the ... The mediastinum is frequently the site of involvement of various tumors: Anterior mediastinum: substernal thyroid goiters, ... Middle mediastinum: lymphadenopathy, metastatic disease such as from small cell carcinoma from the lung. Posterior mediastinum ...
... and becoming narrower as they converge to the mediastinum. The mediastinum supports the rete testis and blood vessels of the ... The mediastinum testis is a network of fibrous connective tissue that extends from the top to near the bottom of each testis. ... "Mediastinum (human)" Anatomy photo:36:st-1402 at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center - "Inguinal Region, Scrotum and Testes: ...
mediastinum (plural mediastina). *(anatomy) The region in mammals between the pleural sacs, containing the heart and all of the ... Retrieved from "https://en.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=mediastinum&oldid=48342509" ...
Mediastinoscopy is a procedure in which a lighted instrument (mediastinoscope) is inserted through a neck incision to visually examine the structures in the top of the chest cavity and take tissue samples.
Definition of mediastinum inferius. Provided by Stedmans medical dictionary and Drugs.com. Includes medical terms and ...
... Joel Greif,1 Silvia Marmor,2 Ofer Merimsky,3 Felix Kovner,3 and Moshe Inbar3 ... Joel Greif, Silvia Marmor, Ofer Merimsky, Felix Kovner, and Moshe Inbar, "Primary Liposarcoma of the Mediastinum," Sarcoma, vol ...
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The mediastinum is located inside the front of the chest in the area that separates the lungs. The heart, large blood vessels, ... Lung, chest wall, pleura, and mediastinum. In: Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. Sabiston Textbook of ...
mediastinum synonyms, mediastinum pronunciation, mediastinum translation, English dictionary definition of mediastinum. n. pl. ... mediastinum. Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia. me·di·as·ti·num. (mē′dē-ə-stī′nəm). n. pl. me·di·as·ti ... Mediastinum - definition of mediastinum by The Free Dictionary https://www.thefreedictionary.com/mediastinum ... mediastinum. (ˌmiːdɪəˈstaɪnəm) n, pl -na (-nə) 1. (Anatomy) a membrane between two parts of an organ or cavity such as the ...
A Kirchner wire used to fix a right clavicle fracture had migrated into the mediastinum and left lung, and it was removed by ... The authors demonstrate a robot-assisted approach for the resection of a retrosternal thyroid goiter in the middle mediastinum ... Ectopic Thyroid in the Anterior Mediastinum Resected Through a Video-Assisted Transcervical Approach: Case Report ... VATS Extraction of a Migrating Kirschner Wire Into the Mediastinum and Lung ...
Mediastinum - The area that separates the lungs from each other. It contains the heart and its large veins and arteries, the ... Medical Word - Mediastinum. Ans : The area that separates the lungs from each other. It contains the heart and its large veins ... Mediastinum - Glossary. Written & Compiled by Medindia Content Team. Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on ...
... The division between superior and inferior is at the sternal angle. Mediastinum anatomy ... The mediastinum lies between the right and left pleuræ in and near the median sagittal plane of the chest. It extends from the ... The mediastinum is a non-delineated group of structures in the thorax (chest), surrounded by loose connective tissue. It is the ... The mediastinum frequently is the site of involvement of various tumors. Mediastinitis is inflammation of the tissues in the ...
Proton Radiation for Lymphoma Involving Mediastinum. The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of ... Pilot Study Evaluating the Use of Proton Radiation for Treatment of Lymphoma Involving the Mediastinum. ...
These lectures discus the Mediastinum. Recall the mediastinum is that region of the chest cavity that lies in the middle, ... Mediastinum and Great Vessels. These lectures discus the Mediastinum. Recall the mediastinum is that region of the chest cavity ... Mediastinum and great vessels. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that ... The superior mediastinum lies superior to the heart, and. inferior to a line drawn between the superior border of the manubrium ...
Mediastinum. Other benign / low grade tumors. Ganglioneuroma. Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page). Revised: 11 ... End of Mediastinum > Other benign / low grade tumors > Ganglioneuroma. Advertisement. This information is intended for ... 8 year old boy with ganglioneuroblastoma of the posterior mediastinum (J Med Case Rep 2011;5:322) *34 year old man with ... 45 year old woman with giant ganglioneuroma of the posterior mediastinum (Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2011;13:344) ...
Mediastinum. Other malignancies. Neuroblastoma. Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page). Revised: 17 March 2013, ... 64 year old man with surgically resected neuroblastoma in superior mediastinum (Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2011;13:220) ... No / minimal basal lamina, no / minimal intermediate filaments End of Mediastinum > Other malignancies > Neuroblastoma. This ... Tumors of thymus and anterior mediastinum are associated with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone *May relapse in ...
ICD-9 code 513.1 for Abscess of mediastinum is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - OTHER DISEASES OF ... Abscess of mediastinum (513.1). ICD-9 code 513.1 for Abscess of mediastinum is a medical classification as listed by WHO under ...
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Purchase Diseases of the Mediastinum, An Issue of Thoracic Surgery Clinics, Volume 19-1 - 1st Edition. Print Book. ISBN ... Utility of PET in the mediastinum; Diagnostic strategies for mediastinal tumors and masses; Infections of the mediastinum; ... Diseases of the Mediastinum, An Issue of Thoracic Surgery Clinics, Volume 19-1 1st Edition. ... Multimodality treatment of germ cell tumors of the mediastinum; Surgical approaches to the thymus in patients with MG; ...
Divisions of the mediastinum. Definition. Transverse thoracic plane divides the mediastinum into superior and inferior ... Superior mediastinum components. Definition. 1. Veins (SVC, R/L Brachiocephalic, R/L subclavian, R/L Jugular). 2. Arteries ( ... Posterior Mediastinum Contents. Definition. 1. Esophagus. 2. Veins: Azygous system (Accessory hemiazygous is superior to ... Anterior mediastinum contents. Definition. Smallest subdivision. Contents:. Loose connective tissue. Fat. Lymphatic vessels. ...
I recently found this neoplasm in the mediastinum. I think, that it is thymoma, but I am not sure. Would anybody like to advice ... Re: Neoplasm in the mediastinum « Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 04:35:24 AM » ... Re: Neoplasm in the mediastinum « Reply #1 on: February 25, 2015, 04:35:24 AM » ... Neoplasm in the mediastinum « on: February 25, 2015, 04:31:38 AM » ...
Learn more about diseases of the mediastinum as well as thoracic surgery diagnosis and treatment at Brigham and Womens ... Mediastinum Conditions The Division of Thoracic Surgery at Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH) offers comprehensive testing and ... The mediastinum can be the site of cancerous (malignant) and non-cancerous (benign) tumors, including germ cell tumors and ... Located in the middle of the chest, the mediastinum is the space between the lungs, containing lymph nodes, the heart, aorta, ...
... mediastinum explanation. Define mediastinum by Websters Dictionary, WordNet Lexical Database, Dictionary of Computing, Legal ... mediastinum Noun. 1.. mediastinum - the part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and ... mediastinum --. Mediate. mediated. Mediately. Mediateness. Mediation. Mediative. Mediatization. Mediatize. Mediator. ...
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The normal mediastinum in blunt traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta and brachiocephalic arteries. J Emerg Med1990;8:467-76. ... This resulted in the mean mediastinum being magnified to 7.5 cm. Using the same FFD of 100 cm, with the longer OFD commonly ... Object to film distance (OFD). The distance between the object-that is, the mediastinum-and the x ray film (fig 2). ... At the level of the aortic knuckle, the mediastinum contained the aorta and the other great vessels (table 1). In all cases, ...
This article provides information about possible late effects after radiation treatment to the chest, mediastinum or neck for ... Late Effects After Radiation to the chest/mediastinum/neck for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Side effects from radiation treatment are ... Survivorship: Late Effects After Radiation for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (Chest/Mediastinum/Neck). Author: OncoLink Team ... Survivorship: Late Effects After Radiation for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (Chest/Mediastinum/Neck) ...
PRIMARY LIPOSARCOMA OF THE MEDIASTINUM(PRIMARY LIPOSARCOMA OF THE MEDIASTINUM*) M. C. KOZONIS, M.D.; R. F. WIGGERS, M.D.; H. M ... PRIMARY LIPOSARCOMA OF THE MEDIASTINUM(PRIMARY LIPOSARCOMA OF THE MEDIASTINUM*). Ann Intern Med. 1951;35:703-710. doi: 10.7326/ ... Hemodynamically Significant Extrinsic Left Atrial Compression by Gastric Structures in the Mediastinum Annals of Internal ...
Six months later a restaging PET/CT revealed new linear, band-like metabolic activity in the anterior mediastinum to the right ... should be included in the differential diagnosis of a soft tissue mass appearing in the anterior mediastinum on follow-up ...
Diseases of the mediastinum can be challenging to detect and require specialized skills to treat. The Thoracic Surgery team at ...
The mediastinum is that portion of the thoracic cavity which is bounded above by the superior thoracic inlet, below by the ... Enlargement and Displacement of the Mediastinum1. Ann Intern Med. ;1:28-32. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-1-28 ... Hemodynamically Significant Extrinsic Left Atrial Compression by Gastric Structures in the Mediastinum Annals of Internal ... Enlargement and Displacement of the Mediastinum1 R. H. MCDONALD, M.D. ...
  • The mediastinum contains the heart and its vessels, the esophagus, the trachea, the phrenic and cardiac nerves, the thoracic duct, the thymus and the lymph nodes of the central chest. (wikipedia.org)
  • Located in the middle of the chest, the mediastinum is the space between the lungs, containing lymph nodes, the heart, aorta, thymus gland, trachea and esophagus. (brighamandwomens.org)
  • The Thoracic Oncology Division is comprised of a specialized team of professionals dedicated to preventing, diagnosing, treating and managing lung cancer and other malignancies of the chest, including cancer of the esophagus, thymus and mediastinum. (hackensackumc.org)
  • The anterior mediastinum contains the following structures: thymus, lymph nodes, ascending aorta, pulmonary artery, phrenic nerves and thyroid. (radiologyassistant.nl)
  • The anterior mediastinum contains fat and areolar tissue and the inferior part of the thymus or its remnant. (mhmedical.com)
  • The mediastinum is the part of the chest or chest cavity that consists of the heart, thymus, part of the esophagus, and the trachea. (withoutaribbon.org)
  • The mediastinum can be divided into an upper (or superior) and lower (or inferior) part: The superior mediastinum starts at the superior thoracic aperture and ends at the thoracic plane. (wikipedia.org)
  • The inferior mediastinum from this level to the diaphragm. (wikipedia.org)
  • For instance, in the radiological scheme of Felson, there are only three compartments (anterior, middle, and posterior), and the heart is part of the middle (inferior) mediastinum. (wikipedia.org)
  • It serves as an imaginary boundary that separates the superior and inferior mediastinum. (wikipedia.org)
  • strictly speaking, the inferior vena cava is not part of the posterior mediastinum. (coursera.org)
  • Transverse thoracic plane divides the mediastinum into superior and inferior divisions. (flashcardmachine.com)
  • A Tc99 m SestaMIBI scintigraphy showed an uptake compatible with an adenoma of the right inferior parathyroid gland extending into the mediastinum. (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • Computed tomography of the neck and chest confirmed the presence of a lesion in the projection of the right inferior parathyroid gland extending to the anterior mediastinum measuring 5.94 cm × 2.71 × 2.05 cm. (endocrine-abstracts.org)
  • What is the Inferior mediastinum divided into? (cueflash.com)
  • The mediastinum is further divided into inferior and superior parts by a horizontal plane passing through the sternal angle to the T4-T5 intervertebral disc ( Figure 5-1A ). (mhmedical.com)
  • The inferior mediastinum is classically subdivided into anterior, middle, and posterior parts. (mhmedical.com)
  • Thorax is divided into the superior mediastinum and inferior mediastinum. (wordpress.com)
  • Inferior mediastinum - extends downwards, terminating at the diaphragm. (teachmeanatomy.info)
  • The inferior boundary of the mediastinum is formed by the diaphragm. (knowyourbody.net)
  • Besides these boundaries, the overall structure of the mediastinum is separated into two halves - superior and inferior. (knowyourbody.net)
  • The superior mediastinum is the upper half while the inferior mediastinum is the lower half. (knowyourbody.net)
  • In order to know about the structure of mediastinum, it is essential to get into the details of the superior and inferior mediastinum. (knowyourbody.net)
  • The structure of the mediastinum is divided into two categories - superior mediastinum and inferior mediastinum. (knowyourbody.net)
  • The lower or inferior mediastinum is further divided into three divisions -middle mediastinum, posterior mediastinum, and anterior mediastinum. (knowyourbody.net)
  • During the 7th week of gestation, the pleuropericardial membranes fuse with the mesoderm ventral to the esophagus, forming a defined area called the primitive mediastinum, which is distinct from the pleural cavities ( Fig. 3.1C ). The pleuropericardial canals are situated at the lateral borders of the proximal foregut, which divides into the esophagus and tracheal buds. (radiologykey.com)
  • Transverse diagram of the embryo at 6 to 7 weeks of gestation shows development and expansion of the pleural cavities ( PL ) surrounding the lungs ( L ). The primordial mediastinum contains the aorta ( A ), esophagus ( E ), and vena cava ( V ). The pericardial cavity ( PC ) surrounding the heart ( H ) is more defined at this stage. (radiologykey.com)
  • The esophagus presents an excellent window for visualization of surrounding structures in the mediastinum. (centrallakesclinic.biz)
  • LEFT: A lung mass abutts the mediastinal surface and creates acute angles with the lung.RIGHT: A mediastinal mass will sit under the surface of the mediastinum, creating obtuse angles with the lung. (radiologyassistant.nl)
  • The differential diagnosis of a mediastinal mass is highly dependent on its location within the mediastinum, as this may reveal the structure of origin. (radiopaedia.org)
  • This anatomical classification of the mediastinum is useful for the radiologist as the differential diagnoses of a mediastinal mass is dependent on the anatomical location of the mass-among other factors. (lecturio.com)
  • Figure 1: mediastinal anatomy (Gray's anatomy illustration), Figure 2: mediastinum (Gray's illustration), differential for a posterior mediastinal mass, anteriorly: posterior boundaries of middle mediastinum (1 cm posterior to anterior margin of thoracic vertebral bodies)Â, posteriorly: posterior margin of chest wall, along the transverse processes of thoracic vertebrae, wide variety of malignancies, e.g. (graq.co.uk)
  • The mediastinum is that portion of the thoracic cavity which is bounded above by the superior thoracic inlet, below by the diaphragm, posteriorly by the anterior surface of the bodies of the thoracic vertebrae, anteriorly by the posterior surface of the sternum and laterally by the mediastinal reflections of the pleura. (annals.org)
  • The mediastinum is a part of the chest cavity bounded by the sternum anteriorly, the vertebrae posteriorly and the medial surfaces of the visceral pleura (mediastinal pleural reflection). (lecturio.com)
  • The mediastinum is located between the left and right pleura and close to the median sagittal area of the chest. (knowyourbody.net)
  • It is the region on the left side of the mediastinum where the left pleura separate from the central-sternal line. (knowyourbody.net)
  • 3.4 Lymph Nodes of the Mediastinum. (indigo.ca)
  • We present the case of a 47 year-old man with a large mass in the middle lobe of the lung, infiltrating anterior mediastinum, with multiple pulmonary round lesions and enlargement of local lymph nodes, and with bronchoesophageal fistula. (viamedica.pl)
  • The mediastinum also houses numerous nerves and lymph nodes. (knowyourbody.net)
  • Lymph nodes can be identified in the posterior mediastinum, retroperitoneum, and celiac regions. (centrallakesclinic.biz)
  • All cases were located in the posterior or superior compartments of the mediastinum in young or middle-aged females. (humpath.com)
  • This chapter will focus on the structures located in the posterior mediastinum and their projection into the superior mediastinum. (mhmedical.com)
  • While located in the posterior mediastinum, the thoracic duct receives lymphatic drainage from the intercostal spaces and neighbouring anatomical structures through a number of branches. (teachmeanatomy.info)
  • Middle mediastinum: lymphadenopathy, metastatic disease such as from small cell carcinoma from the lung. (wikipedia.org)
  • A Kirchner wire used to fix a right clavicle fracture had migrated into the mediastinum and left lung, and it was removed by videothoracoscopy. (ctsnet.org)
  • 3.2.1 The Lung-Mediastinum Interface. (indigo.ca)
  • They may be further delineated based on where air is introduced into the mediastinum: head/neck/upper respiratory tract, lower respiratory tract, lung, gastrointestinal tract, or external sources. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • To assess standardized uptake value (SUV) measurement uncertainty (MU) of lung cancer lesions with uptake greater than mediastinum but less than or equal to the liver and that of the mediastinum blood pool, and to compare lesion SUV with mediastinum SUV by assessing MU of their ratio. (ovid.com)
  • Utility of immunohistochemistry in separating thymic neoplasms from germ cell tumors and metastatic lung cancer involving the anterior mediastinum. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Between January 1996 and November 1998, 11 patients affected by non-small-cell carcinoma of the lung not directly involving the oesophagus, requiring adjuvant external beam radiotherapy (RT) to the mediastinum were enrolled. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The mediastinum is frequently the site of involvement of various tumors: Anterior mediastinum: substernal thyroid goiters, lymphoma, thymoma, and teratoma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Posterior mediastinum: Neurogenic tumors, either from the nerve sheath (mostly benign) or elsewhere (mostly malignant). (wikipedia.org)
  • The mediastinum frequently is the site of involvement of various tumors. (bionity.com)
  • The mediastinum can be the site of cancerous (malignant) and non-cancerous (benign) tumors, including germ cell tumors and teratomas, lymphoma, neurogenic tumors, thymoma and thymic cancer. (brighamandwomens.org)
  • REED A. Tumors of the posterior mediastinum. (jaoa.org)
  • Definition: Mediastinal mesenchymal tumors are mesenchymal tumors arising in the mediastinum. (humpath.com)
  • Definition: Mediastinal smooth muscle tumors are smooth muscle tumors arising in the mediastinum. (humpath.com)
  • The tumors are usually multiple and usually located in the mediastinum or epidural space. (humpath.com)
  • These benign tumors are typically found in the anterior mediastinum. (lecturio.com)
  • In adults, extragonadal germ cell tumors tend to be in the mediastinum. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Germ cell tumors of the mediastinum are primarily diagnosed in men between the ages of 20 and 30. (encyclopedia.com)
  • INTRODUCTION: Schwannoma constitutes about 75% of benign neurogenic tumors found in the posterior mediastinum. (graq.co.uk)
  • The complex anatomy of the mediastinum, as well as the different clinical, radiographic and prognostic features of mediastinal tumors suggests that specialists adopt more flexible and comprehensive practices, as highlighted in this text. (springer.com)
  • In particular, specific chapters are dedicated to thymic tumors, lymphomas, thyroid and parathyroid masses, and germ cell tumors of the anterior mediastinum. (springer.com)
  • This chapter begins with a description of the embryological development and radiologic anatomy of the mediastinum. (radiologykey.com)
  • In this article, we shall look at the anatomy of the posterior mediastinum - its borders, contents and clinical correlations. (teachmeanatomy.info)
  • It mediastinum (siz: 'mediástinum ) is de romte tusken de beide longen yn, dy't fentraal (oan de foarkant) begrinze wurdt troch de boarstbonke ( os sternum ) en dorsaal (oan de efterkant) troch de rêchbonke . (wikipedia.org)
  • The anterior mediastinum is located between the sternum and the pulmonary root, and the posterior mediastinal space extends posteriorly from a line connecting the anterior surfaces of the thoracic vertebral bodies. (graq.co.uk)
  • This primordial mediastinum consists of a mass of mesenchyme that extends from the sternum to the vertebral column, separating the developing lungs. (radiologykey.com)
  • The mediastinum is the anatomic region medial to the pleural sacs between the sternum, vertebral column, rib 1, and the diaphragm. (mhmedical.com)
  • The mediastinum is a non-delineated group of structures in the thorax (chest), surrounded by loose connective tissue. (bionity.com)
  • What are the 4 structures in the Superior mediastinum? (cueflash.com)
  • What important structures are within the anterior mediastinum? (cueflash.com)
  • What important structures are in the middle mediastinum? (cueflash.com)
  • What structures are contained in the Post mediastinum? (cueflash.com)
  • Specific structures in the mediastinum develop at different stages of embryonic life. (radiologykey.com)
  • This image is a CT Scan of the Chest of a human (in CT SCAN Bones are white) showing Mediastinum Details with the Different Structures in it. (edoctoronline.com)
  • The mediastinum is an undefined anatomic space between the lungs that comprises a group of structures within the thorax and principal tissues of the chest excluding the lungs. (knowyourbody.net)
  • Mediastinoscopy is the surgical exploration of the mediastinum, that is, the space comprised at the level of the anterior face and both lateral faces of the trachea, the beginning of both main bronchi and the ganglionic groups of these regions (these can be biopsied or removed) and those located under the carina (bronchial bifurcation). (cun.es)
  • The mediastinum lies within the thorax and is enclosed on the right and left by pleurae. (wikipedia.org)
  • A transverse section of the thorax, showing the contents of the middle and the posterior mediastinum. (wikipedia.org)
  • The mediastinum is a space in the thorax that contains a group of organs, vessels, nerves, lymphatics and their surrounding connective tissue . (radiopaedia.org)
  • Subsequent venography and computed tomography scan of the thorax showed that the catheter was placed extraluminally into the posterior mediastinum. (hkmj.org)
  • Fig 1.0 - The mediastina of the thorax. (teachmeanatomy.info)
  • To qualify as a primary mediastinal leiomyoma, tumours should arise from the somatic soft tissue of the mediastinum, whilst esophageal and large vessel primaries should be excluded. (humpath.com)
  • present nomenclature divides the mediastinum into three parts: the upper section (upper esophageal sphincter to aortic arch), middle (aortic arch to subcarinal region, just distal to the azy-gos vein), and lower (subcarinal region to cardia). (centrallakesclinic.biz)
  • The mediastinum is located in the central chest between the right and left pleural cavities and spans from the thoracic inlet to the diaphragm. (radiologykey.com)
  • It leaves the mediastinum via the oesophageal hiatus of the diaphragm. (teachmeanatomy.info)
  • 4 - 6 Interpretation is a diagnostic challenge when the mediastinum appears wide, the patient is well and the mechanism of injury is unlikely to have caused a traumatic rupture of the thoracic aorta. (bmj.com)
  • Yn it mediastinum sitte ûnder mear it hert , de luchtpiip , de slokterm , de aorta , in tal grutte bloedfetten , in grut tal senuwen (û.o. nerves frenikus en de nervus fagus ), de tymus en in protte lymfeklieren . (wikipedia.org)
  • The left heart border (adjacent to the anterior mediastinum) remains well defined In this case, imaging findings were of a mass lesion with heterogeneous and delayed enhancement with erosion and aneurysm formation of the descending aorta, thereby favoring a neoplastic etiology. (graq.co.uk)
  • A number of branches arise from the thoracic aorta in the posterior mediastinum. (teachmeanatomy.info)
  • It passes into the posterior mediastinum from the superior mediastinum, descending posteriorly to the arch of the aorta and the heart. (teachmeanatomy.info)
  • The mediastinum is located inside the front of the chest in the area that separates the lungs. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The mediastinum is the cavity that separates the lungs from the rest of the chest. (humpath.com)
  • In some instances, these cells fail to move to the gonads and end up in the midchest area between the lungs (mediastinum), the lowest part of the back (presacral area), or near the pea-sized gland between the two hemispheres of the brain ( pineal gland ). (encyclopedia.com)
  • Less than ten cases of glomus tumour, including a single malignant variant, have been described in the mediastinum until 2015. (humpath.com)
  • Fewer benign smooth muscle cell tumours (leiomyomas) than malignant smooth muscle tumours (leiomyosarcomas) have been reported in the mediastinum. (humpath.com)
  • A malignant liposarcoma is typically found in the posterior compartment of the mediastinum. (lecturio.com)
  • Recall the mediastinum is that region of the chest cavity that lies in the middle, between the left and right pleural cavities. (coursera.org)
  • The mediastinum is demarcated by the pleural cavities laterally. (lecturio.com)
  • The mediastinum is the central compartment of the thoracic cavity, located between the two pleural sacs. (teachmeanatomy.info)
  • The composition and transverse diameter of the mediastinum at this level. (bmj.com)
  • A case of a tentorial meningioma with atypical histological features invading the transverse sinus and extending along the internal jugular vein up to the superior mediastinum is described. (gla.ac.uk)
  • Transverse schematic representation of the embryo at different stages of development of the mediastinum. (radiologykey.com)
  • Scans where pathology distorted the mediastinum were excluded. (bmj.com)
  • Broadly, pathology that affects the mediastinum can be divided into those that result in a focal mass, or those that result in diffuse disease involving the mediastinum. (radiopaedia.org)
  • Middle mediastinum Bounded: pericardial sac - It contains the vital organs and is classified into the serous and fibrous pericardium. (wikipedia.org)
  • The posterior mediastinum contains a number of major organs, blood vessels and nerves. (teachmeanatomy.info)
  • 1.2 An Anatomic Classification of the Mediastinum. (indigo.ca)
  • The most common lesions that you will see in the anterior mediastinum will either be of thymic or lymph node origin. (radiologyassistant.nl)
  • Dynamic PET data involving 10 frames were retrospectively analyzed in 10 patients, yielding maximal SUV of 25 lesions (Lesion-SUVmax), 10 mediastinum SUV, either maximal or mean (Med-SUVmax, Med-SUVmean), 25 Rmax ratios (=Lesion-SUVmax/Med-SUVmax), and 25 Rmean ratios (=Lesion-SUVmax/Med-SUVmean). (ovid.com)
  • This lower part is subdivided into three regions, all relative to the pericardium - the anterior mediastinum being in front of the pericardium, the middle mediastinum contains the pericardium and its contents, and the posterior mediastinum being behind the pericardium. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mediastinal masses present as space occupying masses situated in different compartments of mediastinum namely superior, anterior, middle, and posterior compartments and present with wide variety of signs and symptoms. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The authors demonstrate a robot-assisted approach for the resection of a retrosternal thyroid goiter in the middle mediastinum. (ctsnet.org)
  • The heart lies in the middle mediastinum. (coursera.org)
  • The mediastinum has three main parts: the anterior mediastinum (front), the middle mediastinum, and the posterior mediastinum (back). (humpath.com)
  • Is it in the anterior, middle or posterior mediastinum? (radiologyassistant.nl)
  • The mediastinum can be divided into anterior, middle and posterior compartments. (radiologyassistant.nl)
  • The present case was of a massive tumor of the anterior and middle mediastinum in a 26-year-old man. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Where is the Middle Mediastinum located? (cueflash.com)
  • We report a case of a patient who presented with chest pain on inspiration that was found to be caused by a foreign body in the parapharyngeal space and middle mediastinum. (entjournal.com)
  • The mediastinum is usually divided into three main compartments: anterior, middle and posterior. (lecturio.com)
  • INTRODUCTION Posterior mediastinum is the anatomical region Congenital cysts typically arise within the middle mediastinal compartment. (graq.co.uk)
  • The first part is to determine that a mass is actually mediastinal, and the second part is to place it in the anterior, middle, or posterior mediastinum. (graq.co.uk)
  • There is also the middle section occupied by the heart, which is known as the middle mediastinum. (knowyourbody.net)
  • 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/754623/0/mediastinum. (unboundmedicine.com)
  • Superior mediastinum - extends upwards, terminating at the superior thoracic aperture. (teachmeanatomy.info)
  • Benign thymic hyperplasia, or thymic rebound, should be included in the differential diagnosis of a soft tissue mass appearing in the anterior mediastinum on follow-up imaging, particularly following chemotherapeutic treatment for malignancy. (healio.com)
  • Mediastinal neuroblastoma is a solid tumour that arises from neuroblasts, these tumour cells migrate during embryonic development along the axis of the central nervous system (i.e. the brain and spinal cord) and colonize in the mediastinum. (withoutaribbon.org)
  • What Support can we Give for Neuroblastoma (Mediastinum)? (withoutaribbon.org)
  • Neuroblastoma (Mediastinum) is rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. (withoutaribbon.org)
  • If you suffer from rare cancer such as Neuroblastoma (Mediastinum), we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. (withoutaribbon.org)
  • and that behind the pericardium, the posterior mediastinum . (bionity.com)
  • The bronchovascular sheath also interconnects with the pericardium and thus air introduced from alveolar rupture or from the soft tissues of the neck or chest wall can track anywhere along these planes and into the mediastinum. (renalandurologynews.com)
  • Division of the mediastinum is generally conceptualized as comprising 3 or 4 compartments, depending on the schema. (radiopaedia.org)
  • The International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG) classification of mediastinal compartments was developed to reflect a division of the mediastinum based on cross-sectional imaging. (radiopaedia.org)
  • The ITMIG classification divides the mediastinum into three compartments: prevascular, visceral and paravertebral 1,2 . (radiopaedia.org)
  • The duct originates from the cisterna chyli in the abdomen, and enters the mediastinum through the aortic hiatus . (teachmeanatomy.info)
  • To ascertain the width of the normal mediastinum and its position within the supine chest, we conducted an 18 month retrospective review of chest CT scans of white adults. (bmj.com)
  • CT of normal mediastinum. (aboutcancer.com)
  • The mediastinum is the most common location for nonvascular masses of the chest in the pediatric population. (radiologykey.com)
  • 12 A liposarcoma that is located in the mediastinum. (malacards.org)
  • Mediastinum Liposarcoma, also known as liposarcoma of mediastinum , is related to liposarcoma and myxoid liposarcoma . (malacards.org)
  • An important gene associated with Mediastinum Liposarcoma is MDM2 (MDM2 Proto-Oncogene), and among its related pathways/superpathways are Cell Cycle, Mitotic and Cellular Senescence (REACTOME) . (malacards.org)
  • The chest radiograph on the right shows a lesion with an obtuse angle to the mediastinum. (radiologyassistant.nl)
  • The lesion on the right was a thymoma, located within the anterior mediastinum. (radiologyassistant.nl)
  • we reviewed the records of 36 patients with myasthenia gravis who had CT of the anterior mediastinum before thymectomy in an effort to improve preoperative detection of thymoma. (neurology.org)
  • Therefore, when a mass extends above the superior clavicle, it is located either in the neck or in the posterior mediastinum. (graq.co.uk)
  • Definition: A mediastinal leiomyoma is a leiomyoma arising in the mediastinum. (humpath.com)
  • Langerhans cell sarcoma with pulmonary manifestation, mediastinum involvement and bronchoesophageal fistula. (viamedica.pl)
  • The unicentric pattern occurs much more frequently than the multicentric and is usually localized to the mediastinum or pulmonary hilum. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The mediastinum testis is a network of fibrous connective tissue that extends from the top to near the bottom of each testis. (wikipedia.org)