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Inflammatory disorders

Chronic mediastinitis

Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 22 February 2013, last major update December 2012
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● May compress superior vena cava and simulate malignancy
● Usually anterior to tracheal bifurcation
● Some cases may represent fibrosing mediastinitis

Micro description

● Granulomas, fibrosis; may be fungus, Histoplasma (with thick fibrous capsule), mycobacteria (thin fibrous capsule)

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