Evaluation of complex mediastinal masses by magnetic resonance imaging

Academic Article


  • MRI was used to diagnose a mediastinal mass in a elderly patient with previous repair of aortic coarctation. MRI excluded aneurysm by demonstrating a homogeneous mass encasing aorta and the bypass graft. A second thoracotomy was avoided. Moreover, outpatient testing was performed, without exposure to contrast agents, ionizing radiation, or an invasive procedure.
  • Authors

    Author List

  • Ferguson ER; Blackwell GG; Murrah CP; Holman WL
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  • 117
  • End Page

  • 119
  • Volume

  • 39
  • Issue

  • 1