Hungarian Radiology

[Mediastinal hamartoma in childhood]

KISS Regina Judit1, VERES Lukács2

JULY 15, 2009

Hungarian Radiology - 2009;83(02)

[INTRODUCTION - Mediastinal hamartoma is a rare entity in children. Exact diagnosis can be given virtually only after surgical exploration, which is also the ultimate choice of treatment due to its benign nature. CASE REPORT - A 4-year-old boy with recurrent upper respiratory tract infections and pneumonias, had a huge tumour mass in his left upper lung lobe, which infiltrated the mediastinum. After a negative bronchoscopy and an unsuccessful CT-guided biopsy, surgery was performed. The final histological result revealed the mass to be mediastinal hamartoma. CONCLUSION - Mediastinal masses are relatively common in childhood, but mediastinal hamartoma is rare, and its preoperative diagnosis appears to be difficult.]

AFFILIATIONS

  1. Euromedic Diagnostics Szeged Kft., Debrecen
  2. Debreceni Egyetem, Orvos- és Egészségtudományi Centrum, Sebészeti Intézet, Mellkassebészeti Központ

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