Updated: 12/18/2019

Neurogenic Tumors

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  • A mediastinal mass was found on CXR and a thoracoscopic procedure was performed to remove it.
Introduction
  • Most common mediastinal tumors in all age groups
    • location can help determine what type of mediastinal mass
  • Found in posterior mediastinum in the paravertebral gutters.
  • 50% malignant in childrem, 10% malignant in adults
  • Five histologic types: schwannoma (benign), Neurofibroma (benign), Neurosarcoma (malignant), Ganglioneuroma (benign), Neuroblastoma (malignant)
Evaluation
  • CT
Surgical Managment
  • Surgical resection

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