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Benign Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy Presenting as Cor Triatriatum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22309222     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This report describes a patient with a superior mediastinal mass and extensive intrathoracic lymphadenopathy referred for oncologic care. During her evaluation, an abnormal cardiovascular examination resulted in an echocardiographic evaluation and an unanticipated diagnosis of a highly obstructive left atrial cor triatriatum was uncovered. The patient underwent repair of cor triatriatum and lymph node biopsy shortly after the diagnosis was made. The biopsies revealed reactive lymph nodes with lymphatic dilation and no inflammatory or neoplastic features. To our knowledge, this case represents the first pediatric example of extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy mimicking the appearance of a malignant process as a result of severe pulmonary venous hypertension.
Authors:
Cory V Noel; Jessica Pollard; Lester Permut; Mark Ferguson; Brandy Hattendorf
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Congenital heart disease     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1747-0803     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256510     Medline TA:  Congenit Heart Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; Departments of Hematology/Oncology Cardiothoracic Surgery Radiology Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Wash., DC, USA.
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