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Case 5970

An anusual case of huge posterior mediastinal mass due to a thoracic schwannoma

Author(s)
Di Girolamo Marco, Pietravalle Marco, De Stefano Teresa, Capparella Francesca, Annibali Simona
 
Patient
female, 20 year(s)
 
 
  • Figure 1
    Fig. 1

    Scout view of chest CT shows a large rounded mass at the right side of the supero-posterior mediastinum.

     
     
     
  • Figure 2
    Fig. 2

    Contrast-enhanced CT shows a as a well-circumscribed homogenous rounded mass, lying anterolaterally to the vertebral bodies; CT does not demonstrate any extension into the spinal canal or vertebral bone changes.

     
     
     
  • Figure 3
    Fig. 3

    MRI, performed with FFE T1-weighted, TSE T2-weighted and contrast-enhanced Fat-sat TSE T1-weighted axial scans, shows a rounded 6 cm mass with heterogeneous pattern on T2-weighted scan and with an homogeneous...

     
     
     
Scout view of chest CT shows a large rounded mass at the right side of the supero-posterior mediastinum.
 
Contrast-enhanced CT shows a as a well-circumscribed homogenous rounded mass, lying anterolaterally to the vertebral bodies; CT does not demonstrate any extension into the spinal canal or vertebral bone changes.
 
MRI, performed with FFE T1-weighted, TSE T2-weighted and contrast-enhanced Fat-sat TSE T1-weighted axial scans, shows a rounded 6 cm mass with heterogeneous pattern on T2-weighted scan and with an homogeneous contrast-enhancement.
 
 
 
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