Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 66(6); 2009 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 2009;66(6):482-485.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.2009.66.6.482    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.
Abstract
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
TOOLS
METRICS Graph View
  • 0 Crossref
  •   Scopus
  • 1,549 View
  • 13 Download
Related articles


ABOUT
ARTICLE & TOPICS
Article category

Browse all articles >

Topics

Browse all articles >

BROWSE ARTICLES
FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Editorial Office
101-605, 58, Banpo-daero, Seocho-gu (Seocho-dong, Seocho Art-Xi), Seoul 06652, Korea
Tel: +82-2-575-3825, +82-2-576-5347    Fax: +82-2-572-6683    E-mail: katrdsubmit@lungkorea.org                

Copyright © 2022 by The Korean Academy of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases. All rights reserved.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer
prev next