Document Detail


Incidental discovery of an anterior mediastinal angiomyolipoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17527125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Angiomyolipomas are benign mesenchymal tumors consisting of blood vessels, smooth muscle, and fat. These noninvasive lesions characteristically manifest in renal tissue but may arise less frequently in extrarenal locations including the mediastinum. Only 8 cases of mediastinal angiomyolipomas have been reported in the literature, 3 of which were reported in the English literature, and only 2 of which were located in the anterior mediastinum. We report a surgically confirmed case of an anterior mediastinal angiomyolipoma incidentally discovered in an asymptomatic patient, in whom a screening breast magnetic resonance imaging revealed an incidental 5.7 cm anterior mediastinal mass. Further characterization with contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography confirmed a heterogeneously enhancing anterior mediastinal mass, suggestive of thymoma or lymphoma. The mass was resected and histopathologic evaluation revealed an angiomyolipoma.
Authors:
Kathryn Annabelle Watts; Jubal R Watts
Related Documents :
18855885 - Cytology of metastatic appendiceal goblet cell carcinoid in pleural effusion fluid: a c...
20461685 - Ectopic thymic tissue presenting as a neck mass in children: a report of 3 cases.
19853765 - Cystic lymphangioma of the breast in a 6-year-old boy.
7706925 - Actinomycosis of the vallecula: report of a case and review of the literature.
16859595 - Subacute bacterial endocarditis presenting as polymyalgia rheumatica or giant cell arte...
24511055 - Large synovial osteochondromatosis arising from the interphalangeal joint of the thumb:...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0883-5993     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-28     Completed Date:  2007-08-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Tulane University School of Medicine, 814 Louisiana Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA. kwatts@tulane.edu
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angiomyolipoma / diagnosis*,  surgery
Contrast Media / administration & dosage
Diagnosis, Differential
Female
Humans
Incidental Findings*
Lymphoma / diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Mediastinal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  surgery
Mediastinum / pathology,  radiography
Middle Aged
Radiographic Image Enhancement / methods
Radiography, Thoracic / methods
Thymoma / diagnosis*
Thymus Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Atypical CT findings of isolated pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis in a 4-year-old boy.
Next Document:  Pulmonary nodules associated with Gemella bacteremia: CT findings in two children with osteosarcoma.