Case report: enlargement of a mediastinal mass during treatment for Hodgkin's disease may be due to accumulation of fluid within thymic cysts.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/98838
Title:
Case report: enlargement of a mediastinal mass during treatment for Hodgkin's disease may be due to accumulation of fluid within thymic cysts.
Authors:
Wong-You-Cheong, J; Radford, John A ( 0000-0001-7898-2786 )
Abstract:
A patient with Hodgkin's Disease (HD) is described as one in whom a mediastinal mass showed progressive enlargement during the first two cycles of chemotherapy owing to accumulation of fluid within thymic cysts. This phenomenon was identified by computed tomography. Dependence on plain radiography would have led to an erroneous diagnosis of progressive HD. We suggest that in all cases of mediastinal HD, apparent failure to respond to treatment must be further investigated by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Such a policy should avoid unnecessary changes in therapy when enlargement of thymic cysts causing mediastinal widening is mistakenly interpreted as being due to progressive disease.
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester.
Citation:
Case report: enlargement of a mediastinal mass during treatment for Hodgkin's disease may be due to accumulation of fluid within thymic cysts. 1995, 50 (1):61-2 Clin Radiol
Journal:
Clinical Radiology
Issue Date:
Jan-1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/98838
DOI:
10.1016/S0009-9260(05)82969-1
PubMed ID:
7834979
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0009-9260
Appears in Collections:
All Christie Publications

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dc.contributor.authorWong-You-Cheong, Jen
dc.contributor.authorRadford, John Aen
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T10:06:44Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T10:06:44Z-
dc.date.issued1995-01-
dc.identifier.citationCase report: enlargement of a mediastinal mass during treatment for Hodgkin's disease may be due to accumulation of fluid within thymic cysts. 1995, 50 (1):61-2 Clin Radiolen
dc.identifier.issn0009-9260-
dc.identifier.pmid7834979-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0009-9260(05)82969-1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/98838-
dc.description.abstractA patient with Hodgkin's Disease (HD) is described as one in whom a mediastinal mass showed progressive enlargement during the first two cycles of chemotherapy owing to accumulation of fluid within thymic cysts. This phenomenon was identified by computed tomography. Dependence on plain radiography would have led to an erroneous diagnosis of progressive HD. We suggest that in all cases of mediastinal HD, apparent failure to respond to treatment must be further investigated by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Such a policy should avoid unnecessary changes in therapy when enlargement of thymic cysts causing mediastinal widening is mistakenly interpreted as being due to progressive disease.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshDiagnostic Errors-
dc.subject.meshHodgkin Disease-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshHypertrophy-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMediastinal Cyst-
dc.subject.meshMediastinal Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed-
dc.titleCase report: enlargement of a mediastinal mass during treatment for Hodgkin's disease may be due to accumulation of fluid within thymic cysts.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Diagnostic Radiology, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester.en
dc.identifier.journalClinical Radiologyen

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