Between 1951 and 2000, 806 patients (451 male and 355 female) were referred to our institution for treatment of mediastinal tumors. There were 105 mediastinal cysts (50 male and 55 female patients), comprising 13.0% of total mediastinal tumors. There were 10 pediatric patients < 15 years of age and 95 adult patients (age range, 6 […]
Archive for the ‘Cysts’ Category - Part 2
Cysts of the mediastinum, which are benign masses, constitute a small but important diagnostic group, representing 12 to 18% of all primary mediastinal tumors; however, the individual physician has little chance to know the clinical characteristics and total disease entities because of their relative rarity.