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Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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The patient was a 5 year old male with fever, cough, and respiratory distress. The patient was felt to have a viral pneumonia. His respiratory distress eventually required intubation for 5 days. Before intubation he had a bronchoscopy which demonstrated subglottic edema.
Clinical Physical Exam:
The patient had a barky cough.
Clinical Differential Diagnosis:
A chest film was obtained on the day of admission and it demonstrated an anterior mediastinal mass, which was imaged further on a chest CT exam performed 2 days later.
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Imaging Differential Diagnosis:
Follow-up and Prognosis:
The patient was discharged and did well.
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