Plain-Film and CT Evaluation of the Adult Mediastinum and Hilum: Pitfalls vs. Disease

  • Sanjeev Bhalla
  • José Cáceres


Knowledge of the normal mediastinal anatomy and its variants is indispensable for proper interpretation of chest radiology. Mediastinal masses may be found incidentally in asymptomatic individuals, but they can also be symptomatic, depending on their size and location. Cross-sectional imaging with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging plays an important role in the nonsurgical evaluation of mediastinal lesions.


Mediastinal Mass Thymic Carcinoma Mature Teratoma Bronchogenic Cyst Duplication Cyst 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanjeev Bhalla
    • 1
  • José Cáceres
    • 2
  1. 1.Mallinckrodt Institute of RadiologyWashington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish HospitalSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Hospital Universitari Vall d’HebronUniversitat Autonoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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