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Unusual lesions of the mediastinum.

Shamsuddin F, Khadilkar UN, Saha D - Lung India (2015 Nov-Dec)

Bottom Line: Of all the cases with malignant lesions, only the patient with SCC was alive after 1 year.Radiologic impression and knowledge of the compartment where these lesions arose from hardly assisted in arriving at a definitive opinion as the lesions were not typical of this location.A high index of suspicion and the immunohistochemical profile facilitated the final diagnosis.

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Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Malabar Medical College and Research Center, Kozhikode, Kerala, India.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To study unusual lesions in the mediastinum, which do not originate from the thymus, lymph nodes, neural tissues or germ cells, and tissues that normally engender pathologic lesions in the mediastinum.

Materials and methods: Of the 65 cases seen, 12 unusual lesion were encountered in a 5½ year period from 2006 to 2011.

Results: Two cases of nodular colloid goiter and one each of the mediastinal cyst, undifferentiated carcinoma, and Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) affected the anterosuperior mediastinum. In the middle mediastinum, one case each of the mesothelioma, malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), solitary fibrous tumor (SFT), and pleomorphic sarcoma (PS) was seen. One case of meningeal melanocytoma (Mme) and primary pleural liposarcoma (PL) involved the posterior mediastinum. Persistent disease was seen in LCH after 2 years. Of all the cases with malignant lesions, only the patient with SCC was alive after 1 year.

Conclusion: The cases of primary and SCC, LCH, melanocytoma, liposarcoma and PS, and GIST are unexpected and very rarely have paradigms in the mediastinum. Radiologic impression and knowledge of the compartment where these lesions arose from hardly assisted in arriving at a definitive opinion as the lesions were not typical of this location. A high index of suspicion and the immunohistochemical profile facilitated the final diagnosis.

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Computed tomography scans. (a) Tumor attached to small intestine. (b) Tumor metastatic to the left mediastinum (NOT lymph node). (c) Tumor metastatic to the brain
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Figure 4: Computed tomography scans. (a) Tumor attached to small intestine. (b) Tumor metastatic to the left mediastinum (NOT lymph node). (c) Tumor metastatic to the brain

Mentions: Metastatic malignant epithelioid GIST was diagnosed on tru-cut biopsy of the mediastinal mass showing hyperchromatic malignant cells preponderantly in sheets positive for CD117. The initial small intestinal mass had shown a similar morphology. The patient expired 1 month later with brain metastases [Figure 4].


Unusual lesions of the mediastinum.

Shamsuddin F, Khadilkar UN, Saha D - Lung India (2015 Nov-Dec)

Computed tomography scans. (a) Tumor attached to small intestine. (b) Tumor metastatic to the left mediastinum (NOT lymph node). (c) Tumor metastatic to the brain
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Figure 4: Computed tomography scans. (a) Tumor attached to small intestine. (b) Tumor metastatic to the left mediastinum (NOT lymph node). (c) Tumor metastatic to the brain
Mentions: Metastatic malignant epithelioid GIST was diagnosed on tru-cut biopsy of the mediastinal mass showing hyperchromatic malignant cells preponderantly in sheets positive for CD117. The initial small intestinal mass had shown a similar morphology. The patient expired 1 month later with brain metastases [Figure 4].

Bottom Line: Of all the cases with malignant lesions, only the patient with SCC was alive after 1 year.Radiologic impression and knowledge of the compartment where these lesions arose from hardly assisted in arriving at a definitive opinion as the lesions were not typical of this location.A high index of suspicion and the immunohistochemical profile facilitated the final diagnosis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Malabar Medical College and Research Center, Kozhikode, Kerala, India.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To study unusual lesions in the mediastinum, which do not originate from the thymus, lymph nodes, neural tissues or germ cells, and tissues that normally engender pathologic lesions in the mediastinum.

Materials and methods: Of the 65 cases seen, 12 unusual lesion were encountered in a 5½ year period from 2006 to 2011.

Results: Two cases of nodular colloid goiter and one each of the mediastinal cyst, undifferentiated carcinoma, and Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) affected the anterosuperior mediastinum. In the middle mediastinum, one case each of the mesothelioma, malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), solitary fibrous tumor (SFT), and pleomorphic sarcoma (PS) was seen. One case of meningeal melanocytoma (Mme) and primary pleural liposarcoma (PL) involved the posterior mediastinum. Persistent disease was seen in LCH after 2 years. Of all the cases with malignant lesions, only the patient with SCC was alive after 1 year.

Conclusion: The cases of primary and SCC, LCH, melanocytoma, liposarcoma and PS, and GIST are unexpected and very rarely have paradigms in the mediastinum. Radiologic impression and knowledge of the compartment where these lesions arose from hardly assisted in arriving at a definitive opinion as the lesions were not typical of this location. A high index of suspicion and the immunohistochemical profile facilitated the final diagnosis.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus