A Large Superior Mediastinal Mass: “Terrible Thyroid Cancer”

Shivanand Naveen, Shubhra Chauhan, Nisheena Raghavan, Naveen Hedne Chandrashekhar, S. V. Srikrishna, Sanjay Basaveshwara Dhaded, Subramanian Kannan


Anterior mediastinal masses arise from a diverse group of conditions including thymoma, teratoma, retrosternal goiter, thoracic aortic lesions and lymphoma. We report a case of a 70-year-old male with anterior mediastinal mass who on further evaluation was found to have a large mediastinal lymph node secondary to a papillary thyroid cancer. Metastatic lymph node mass from thyroid malignancy should also be considered as one of the differential diagnosis in the evaluation of anterior mediastinal mass.

J Endocrinol Metab. 2016;6(1):27-29
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jem325w


Thyroid cancer; Mediastinal lymph node; Anterior mediastinal mass

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