Thursday, 9 April 2015

TUMORS OF THE MEDIASTINUM:

TUMORS OF THE MEDIASTINUM:

# Anterior Mediastinum: Thymoma

# Middle Mediastinum: Pericardial Cyst 

# Posterior Mediastinum: Neurofibroma 

# Superior Mediastinum: Lymphoma

# OVERALL Most Common Mediastinal Tumor is: NEUROFIBROMA
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Most Common Mediastinal Tumors::

1. Anterosuperior Mediastinum :
Most common Tumor/Mass: Thymoma 
Most common mediastinal germ cell tumor: Teratoma

2.Middle Mediastinum:
Majority are Cysts
Most common cysts are congenital cysts, especially Bronchogenic Cyst

3. Posterior Mediastinum:
Most common Tumor/Mass is Neurogenic
Overall most common mediastinal mass: Neurogenic > Thymoma.

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