Management of a posterior mediastinal Gardner fibroma causing critical airway stenosis in a resource limited setting

Katie Clouthier, Andrew Trecartin, Islande Saintilus, Bruno Jean-Baptiste, Patrick Charles, Antonia Eyssallenne, James Stein, Henri Ford, Adam Silverman

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Abstract

In developed countries, surgeons and anesthesiologists approach the mediastinal mass causing airway compression with prudence and trepidation. Resource-limited settings provide unique challenges in the diagnosis and management of patients with critical airway compression. We report the successful treatment of a patient in Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a posterior mediastinal mass that filled the left chest cavity and caused critical airway stenosis. The pathology revealed a Gardner Fibroma, which is rarely associated with mediastinal airway obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Volume20
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gardner fibroma
  • Mediastinal mass
  • Resource limited setting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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