Primary tumors of the mediastinum.

  title={Primary tumors of the mediastinum.},
  author={Brian P. Whooley and John Urschel and J G Antkowiak and Hiroshi Takita},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  volume={70 2},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to mediastinal tumors have changed over the past three decades. We reviewed our recent experience with these tumors and assessed the role of a multidisciplinary treatment approach. METHODS A retrospective review of 124 patients with primary mediastinal tumors over a 25-year period. RESULTS Median age was 35 years. Symptoms were present in 86 of 124 (69%) patients. One hundred and eleven of 124 (90%) tumors were malignant… CONTINUE READING


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