Mediastinal Masses

  • F. Laurent
Conference paper
Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)


The radiological evaluation of mediastinal masses is an important challenge in chest radiology. Although plain film is limited, cross-sectional techniques, especially computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), play a powerful role in the evaluation of the mediastinum. Today, a specific diagnosis is often possible and, if not, a limited differential diagnosis can be made. This review only concerns adult patients.


Germ Cell Tumour Mediastinal Mass Compute Tomography Number Cystic Teratoma Neurogenic Tumour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Laurent
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  1. 1.Service de RadiologieHôpital Haut Lévêque, CHU de BordeauxPessacFrance

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