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Isolated amyloid tumor in the mediastinum: report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12658387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary amyloidosis isolated in the mediastinum is rarely encountered in thoracic surgery and few such cases have been reported. We present a case of primary isolated hilar amyloidosis of the mediastinum to illustrate the difficulties in differentiating this disorder preoperatively from central bronchial carcinoma, carcinoid tumor, and mediastinal lymphoma. Usually, a definitive diagnosis can only be made by open biopsy during thoracoscopy or thoracotomy. In conclusion, amyloidosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients when calcifications are found, bearing in mind that radiologic findings are inconclusive and transbronchial biopsy can be negative.
Jürgen Ordemann; Chris Braumann; Petrik Rogalla; Christoph A Jacobi; Joachim M Müller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0941-1291     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-26     Completed Date:  2003-07-18     Revised Date:  2006-08-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Charite, Medical School, Medical Faculty, Humboldt University of Berlin, Schumannstrasse 20/21, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Amyloidosis / diagnosis*,  surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Mediastinal Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery
Middle Aged

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