Other mediastinal carcinoma
Metastatic carcinoma

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D.(see Authors page)

Revised: 5 July 2017, last major update December 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Mediastinum metastatic carcinoma [title]
Cite this page: Metastatic carcinoma. website. Accessed June 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Most mediastinal epithelial neoplasms are metastases, usually from trachea, bronchi, lung, esophagus
  • Usually rapidly fatal
Clinical features
  • Primary lung tumors may present as huge mediastinal mass with occult bronchial primary
Case reports
  • 67 year old man with shortness of breath and huge mediastinal mass (COW #430)
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Prostatic adenocarcinoma metastatic to mediastinum, COW #430

PSA, COW #430

Electron microscopy description
  • Premelanosomes suggests melanoma