Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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This patient was a seven year old female with a first episode of wheezing at seven years of age.
Clinical Physical Exam:
Clinical Differential Diagnosis:
A chest film demonstrated a left superior mediastinal mass. A chest CT exam showed the mass was not calcified.
Images 1 and 2
Imaging Differential Diagnosis:
Neuroblastoma / Ganglioneuroblastoma / Ganglioneuroma, Esophageal duplication cyst, Bronchogenic cyst
The mass was electively excised.
Pathological examination of the mass revealed findings characteristic for a ganglioneuroma.
Ganglioneuroma, Posterior Mediastinal
Follow-up and Prognosis:
The patient had an uncomplicated post-operative course.
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