The importance of the simple chest X-ray tend to make careless interpretation: With a case of mediastinal tumor

Young Kim Eun, Eun Lim Ju, Hoon Park Byung, Young Yoon Jin, Ye Jung Ji, Young Son Ji, Jong Lee Kyung, Wun Yoon Yoe, Ae Kang Young, Wook Moon Jin, Suk Park Moo, Sam Kim Young, Joon Chang, Kwan Shin Sung, Kyu Kim Se

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Abstract

The middle mediastinum contains several important organs and pluripotent cells. It is difficult to make a definitive diagnosis in patients with middle mediastinal tumors due to a wide range of diseases. The likelihood of malignancy is influenced primarily by the following factors: patient age, size, tumor location, and the presence or absence of symptoms. We describe a case of a middle mediastinal tumor, which was suspected on chest x-ray; chest computed tomography revealed the eccentric mass of distal esophagus. This case emphasizes the diagnostic importance of the chest x-ray to the physicians. The possible differential diagnoses are reviewed. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-485
Number of pages4
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Volume66
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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