Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 51(4); 2001 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2001;51(4):373-378.
DOI:    Published online October 1, 2001.
A Case of Idiopathic Mediastinal Fibrosis Presenting with Vocal Cord Palsy.
Sung Jae Yoo, Yo Ahn Suh, Sang Il Kim, Dae Han Kim, Jin Young Kwak, Jae Cheol Lee, Jong Ho park, Jin Haeng Chung
An idiopathic mediastinal fibrosis is a rare disease with an unknown etiology. It is a benign condition in which a fibrosis of the soft tissue and chronic inflammation occurs within the mediastinum. This leads to a constriction and obliteration of the adjacent mediastinal structures, particularly the great veins. This can result in a variety of clinical conditions depending on the anatomic location of the disease. Here, we report a case of an idiopathic mediastinal fibrosis with vocal cord palsy, which was confirmed by a biopsy with a thoracotomy. Postoperative medical treatment using prednisolone and tranilast was performed.
Key Words: Idiopathic mediastinal fibrosis, Vocal cord palsy

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