The diagnostic usefulness of computed tomography in primary mediastinal masses in children

S. C. Hill, M. C. Hill, G. E. Abdenour, M. B. Isikoff

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Abstract

The CT's of 10 patients with evidence of a primary mediastinal mass on their chest radiographs were reviewed to see if CT provided information that was clinically more useful. In three patients CT added no further information. In one patient the radiographs and CT mistakenly diagnosed pneumonia with partial atelectasis of the left lower lobe as a posterior mediastinal mass. In the remaining six patients CT provided more information than the radiographs in that it could separate the mass from the heart, determine the presence of fat by CT number and better ascertain soft tissue extension along with bony involvement. This additional information was considered clinically significant in only two patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Interamericana de Radiologia
Volume7
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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    Hill, S. C., Hill, M. C., Abdenour, G. E., & Isikoff, M. B. (1982). The diagnostic usefulness of computed tomography in primary mediastinal masses in children. Revista Interamericana de Radiologia, 7(2), 49-54.