Chronic fibrosing mediastinitis and superior vena caval obstruction from blastomycosis.
Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.The Annals of Thoracic Surgery (impact factor: 3.74). 11/1992; 54(4):764-5. pp.764-5
ABSTRACT Chronic fibrosing mediastinitis is most commonly a complication of granulomatous disease caused by histoplasmosis. We report a case of Blastomyces dermatitidis causing superior vena caval obstruction from fibrosing mediastinitis.
Article: Fibrosing mediastinitis causing rapidly progressive dyspnea, pulmonary edema and death in a 16 yr old male.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Idiopathic fibrosing mediastinitis is a rare entity involving more severely the more compliant structures within the mediastinum. In this report a rare case of simultaneous involvement of both the superior vena cava (SVC) and pulmonary veins is described in a 16--year old male with progressive dyspnea on exertion, cough and a three months' history of blood--tinged sputum. Physical examination and imaging studies revealed signs of pulmonary venous hypertension (PVH) and SVC stenosis. Fibrosing mediastinitis was confirmed by multiple biopsy samples.Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace / Fondazione clinica del lavoro, IRCCS [and] Istituto di clinica tisiologica e malattie apparato respiratorio, Università di Napoli, Secondo ateneo 61(2):124-7.
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