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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Chest Diseases

Question: rare help with diagnosis??

 drthiru - Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:57 pm

hi a male of 60 yrs had a sudden attack of paraplegia....and on investigation was found to have a mediastinal mass??? but biopsy showed only inflammatory granuloma with no evidence of malignancy.!!. the surgeons opined that the mass was a hard calcified mass.....what can be the d/d?
 dsjeya - Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:51 am

 John Kenyon, CNA - Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:40 pm

User avatar Hello -

Tuberculosis is certainly one possible cause of this mass. There are others as well, however. The important thing is that it was benign. Is there any plan to remove it? Has the paraplegia resolved since then?

Hoping all is well now. Please do follow up with us here.

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