Cite this page: Gulwani H. Mediastinitis, chronic. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/mediastinumchronicmedia.html. Accessed July 10th, 2020.
Definition / general
- May compress superior vena cava and simulate malignancy
- Usually anterior to tracheal bifurcation
- Some cases may represent fibrosing mediastinitis
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Granulomas, fibrosis; may be fungus, Histoplasma (with thick fibrous capsule), mycobacteria (thin fibrous capsule)