Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 66(6); 2009 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2009;66(6):482-485.
DOI:    Published online June 1, 2009.
The Importance of the Simple Chest X-ray Tend to Make Careless Interpretation: with a Case of Mediastinal Tumor.
Eun Young Kim, Ju Eun Lim, Byung Hoon Park, Jin Young Yoon, Ji Ye Jung, Ji Young Son, Kyung Jong Lee, Yoe Wun Yoon, Young Ae Kang, Jin Wook Moon, Moo Suk Park, Young Sam Kim, Joon Chang, Sung Kwan Shin, Se Kyu Kim
1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2The Institutes of Chest Diseases, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
3The Institutes of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
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.
Key Words: Leiomyoma, Mediastinal neoplasms
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