Updated: 12/27/2021

Neurogenic Tumors

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  • Snap Shot
    • 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)
  • imaging
    • CT
  • treatment
    • Surgical resection

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