Mediastinal fibrosis in a patient with idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis

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Abstract

Combined idiopathic retroperitoneal-mediastinal fibrosis is rare. We report a case of mediastinal fibrosis that followed the onset of retroperitoneal fibrosis by six years. A 61-year-old asymptomatic woman was diagnosed with idiopathic mediastinal fibrosis in December of 2006 after discovering a 1.4 cm thick prevascular mass encasing the aortic arch. In August of 2001 the patient had been diagnosed with retroperitoneal fibrosis, which was successfully treated surgically. An axillary thoracotomy found dense adhesions that fixed the arch of the aorta to the adjacent lung. Mediastinal biopsies were consistent with idiopathic fibrosis. We describe the imaging of this case and briefly review the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)336-338
Number of pages3
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

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Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
Thoracic Aorta
Thoracotomy
Fibrosis
Biopsy
Lung
Mediastinal Fibrosis

Keywords

  • Mediastinal fibrosis pathology
  • Mediastinal tumor
  • Thoracotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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Mediastinal fibrosis in a patient with idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis. / Bahler, Clinton; Hammoud, Zane; Sundaram, Chandru.

In: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 7, No. 2, 04.2008, p. 336-338.

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