Minimally Invasive and Surgical Diagnosis

  • Ciro Ruggiero
  • Corrado Lavini
  • Younes Mehd
  • Daniela Paioli
  • Marco Patelli
  • Mario De Santis
  • Antonio Affinita


Approximately half of all mediastinal neoplasms are located in the anterior compartment. Masses in the anterior mediastinum include a broad variety of diseases ranging from frankly benign ones to extreme malignancies [1]–[3].


Thymic Carcinoma Anterior Mediastinum Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Anterior Mediastinal Mass Expansive Lesion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ciro Ruggiero
    • 1
  • Corrado Lavini
    • 1
  • Younes Mehd
    • 1
  • Daniela Paioli
    • 2
  • Marco Patelli
    • 2
  • Mario De Santis
    • 3
  • Antonio Affinita
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of General Surgery and Surgical Specialities Division of Thoracic SurgeryUniversity of Modena and Reggio Emilia General HospitalModenaItaly
  2. 2.Unit of Thoracic Endoscopy and PneumologyMaggiore-Bellaria HospitalBolognaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Diagnostic Imaging Division of RadiologyUniversity of Modena and Reggio Emilia General HospitalModenaItaly

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