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Mediastinal tumors: a clinicopathological analysis.
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PMID:  16551814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between January 1993 and June 2003, 106 patients underwent surgical treatment of a mediastinal mass. Ages ranged from 6 months to 62 years, with peak incidence in the third and fourth decade of life (56%). The male to female ratio was 1.9:1. The anterosuperior mediastinum was involved in 76 patients (72%), middle mediastinum in 13 (12%), and posterior mediastinum in 17 (16%). Myasthenia gravis was present in 27% of cases. Complete surgical excision was possible in 68% of patients. Histopathologically, 41 (39%) patients had thymic pathology, 31 (29%) had lymphoma, 14 (13%) had germ cell tumors, 12 (11%) had neurofibroma, 4 (4%) had ganglioneuroma, 2 (2%) had bronchogenic cyst, and 1 each had thymic cyst and mesothelioma. The overall mortality was 3.8%.
Chandra P Shrivastava; Sanjeev Devgarha; Vikas Ahlawat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1816-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-22     Completed Date:  2008-05-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, SMS Medical College & Hospital, Jaipur, India.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Child, Preschool
Cohort Studies
Mediastinal Neoplasms / complications,  pathology*,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Sex Distribution
Treatment Outcome

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