Primary Paratracheal Leiomyoma: Increased Preoperative Diagnostic Specificity With Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

@article{Levesque2016PrimaryPL,
  title={Primary Paratracheal Leiomyoma: Increased Preoperative Diagnostic Specificity With Magnetic Resonance Imaging.},
  author={Marie-H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Levesque and Omonigho A Aisagbonhi and Subba R Digumarthy and Cameron Dorrans Wright and Jeanne B. Ackman},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={e151-4}
}
We report the case of a 47-year-old woman whose primary mediastinal leiomyoma was incidentally found during evaluation of her persistent cough. The preoperative diagnosis of mediastinal leiomyoma is challenging because of its rarity and indeterminate features on chest radiography, computed tomography (CT), and positron emission tomography-CT. We highlight how magnetic resonance imaging can substantially contribute to mediastinal mass characterization and diagnostic specificity.