POSTERIOR MEDIASTINAL MASS DIAGNOSED AS DIFFUSE LARGE B CELL LYMPHOMA
Dr. Amanpreet Kaur*, Dr. Naveen Pandhi and Dr. Amit Goyal
Mediastinum is a “Pandora's box” with many neoplastic and nonneoplastic lesions. Benign or malignant mediastinal masses can develop from structures that are normally located in the mediastinum or that pass through the mediastinum during development, as well as from metastases of malignancies that arise elsewhere in the body. Diagnosis of mediastinal lesions is a challenging task for all pulmonologists, radiologists, and pathologists as numerous benign and malignant conditions can present as a mass lesion at this very site. Lymphoma is one of the commonest tumor occurring in mediastinum that may be primary or secondary and can be of almost any histological type. Here we present a case of posterior mediastinal mass diagnosed as a case of diffuse large B cell lymphoma.
Keywords: Mediastinum is a “Pandora's box” with many neoplastic and nonneoplastic lesions.
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