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PubMed Search: Mediastinum metastatic carcinoma

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Cite this page: Gulwani H. Metastases. website. Accessed December 2nd, 2022.
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
Microscopic (histologic) images

Case #430

Prostatic adenocarcinoma metastatic to mediastinum


Electron microscopy description
  • Premelanosomes suggests melanoma
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