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Space-occupying lesion of the mediastinum
- Anterior mediastinum includes the thymus and other structures anterior to the pericardium.
- Middle mediastinum contains the heart, great vessels, ascending aorta, and aortic arch, as well as lymph nodes.
- Posterior mediastinum contains the tracheobronchial tree, esophagus, descending aorta, and neural structures.
Morbidity is due to compression of adjacent normal structures, particularly large airways, heart, and great vessels.
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Cabana, Michael D., editor. "Mediastinal Mass." Select 5-Minute Pediatrics Topics, 7th ed., Wolters Kluwer Health, 2015. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Select-5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/14118/all/Mediastinal_Mass.
Mediastinal Mass. In: Cabana MD, ed. Select 5-Minute Pediatrics Topics. 7th ed. Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Select-5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/14118/all/Mediastinal_Mass. Accessed October 18, 2019.
Mediastinal Mass. (2015). In Cabana, M. D. (Ed.), Select 5-Minute Pediatrics Topics. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Select-5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/14118/all/Mediastinal_Mass
Mediastinal Mass [Internet]. In: Cabana MD, editors. Select 5-Minute Pediatrics Topics. Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. [cited 2019 October 18]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Select-5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/14118/all/Mediastinal_Mass.
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