Hypervascular mediastinal masses: action points for radiologists.

Abstract:

:Hypervascular mediastinal masses are a distinct group of rare diseases that include a subset of benign and malignant entities. Characteristic features and known association with syndromes and genetic mutations assist in achieving a diagnosis. Imaging allows an understanding of the vascularity of the lesion and should alert the radiologist and clinician to potential hemorrhagic complications and avoid percutaneous CT guided biopsies. In such cases, pre-procedure embolization and surgical biopsy maybe considered for better control of post procedure hemorrhage. The purpose of this article is to describe and illustrate the clinical features and radiologic spectrum of hypervascular mediastinal masses, and discuss the associated clinical and genetic syndromes. We will present an imaging algorithm to determine further evaluation and subsequently guide treatment.

journal_name

Eur J Radiol

authors

Cabral FC,Trotman-Dickenson B,Madan R

doi

10.1016/j.ejrad.2014.11.039

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2015-03-01 00:00:00

pages

489-498

issue

3

eissn

0720-048X

issn

1872-7727

pii

S0720-048X(14)00567-1

journal_volume

84

pub_type

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