Mediastinal Tumors

Mediastinal Tumors - Mediastinal Tumors Ana M Wright The...

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The Mediastinum http://mywebpages.comcast.net/wnor/thoraxlesson3.htm
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Anterior Superior 54% Thymus Gland Aortic Arch SVC Superior Vena Cava Lymph Node Parathyroid Gland Ectopic Thyroid Tissue
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Middle 20% Pericardium Heart Great Vessels Trachea Trachea Bifurcation Main Bronchi Phrenic Nerve Hilar Lymph Node
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Posterior 26% Esophagus Vagus nerves Sympathetic Chain Thoracic duct Thoracic desending Aorta Azygos Hemiazygosvein Paravertebral Lymphnode
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Subdivision of mediastinum as seen on cross section anterior mediastinum (1) middle mediastinum (2) posterior mediastinum (3) http://mywebpages.comcast.net/wnor/thoraxlesson3.htm
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Children Posterior Mediastinum Most often benign 2/3 of tumors symptomatic
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Adult Anterior Mediastinum Often Malignant Ages 30 – 50 1/3 of tumors are symptomatic
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Malignancy All tumors 25% Per Section Anterior Superior 59% Posterior 16% Middle 16%
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Etiology of Tumors Lympathic tumors 45% in Children Anterior Adult Second more common anterior Found in mediastinum
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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