Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
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The patient was a 13 year old male with a huge mediastinal mass incidentally noted on an outside chest film.
Clinical Physical Exam:
Clinical Differential Diagnosis:
Chest films showed a large anterior mediastinal mass. A chest CT exam better characterized the lesion.
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Images 3 and 4
Imaging Differential Diagnosis:
A percutaneous biopsy was performed.
Pathologic examination of the surgical specimen revealed findings characteristic for lymphoblastic lymphoma.
Lymphoma, Lymphoblastic, Anterior Mediastinal
Follow-up and Prognosis:
The patient had an uncomplicated post-biopsy course.
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