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CT of posterior mediastinal masses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1749849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article presents an algorithmic approach to the evaluation of posterior mediastinal masses seen with computed tomography (CT). CT remains the study of choice, since it not only can be used to help confirm the presence of these masses, but it also helps define the (a) location and extent of the lesion, (b) adjacent organ involvement, or (c) vascular involvement. Causes of posterior mediastinal masses include esophageal lesions, congenital or acquired vascular lesions, foregut cysts, intrathoracic goiters, mediastinal pseudocysts, fat-containing tumors, adenopathy, neurogenic tumors, infectious spondylitis, and vertebral tumors. From the CT appearance of the lesion, one can often distinguish among the various masses and identify their origin and cause. This information enables patient triage and therapy to be expedited and, in most cases of posterior mediastinal masses, allows a correct diagnosis to be made solely on the basis of the CT examination.
A Kawashima; E K Fishman; J E Kuhlman; M S Nixon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0271-5333     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiographics     Publication Date:  1991 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-23     Completed Date:  1992-01-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302501     Medline TA:  Radiographics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1045-67     Citation Subset:  IM    
Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21205.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessels / abnormalities
Esophageal Diseases / radiography
Goiter, Substernal / radiography
Lymphatic Diseases / radiography
Mediastinal Diseases / radiography*
Mediastinal Neoplasms / radiography
Mediastinum / radiography
Pancreatic Pseudocyst / radiography
Spinal Diseases / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed* / methods

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