BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-219852
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Unusual cause of mediastinal mass

  1. Priyanka Naranje
  1. Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Smita Manchanda, smitamanchanda{at}
  • Accepted 27 April 2017
  • Published 12 May 2017


A 35-year-old asymptomatic man presented for chest radiograph evaluation as a part of pre-employment medical examination. The radiograph revealed a large, dense homogenous mass with sharply defined margins and a broad base towards the mediastinum overlying the right hilum. There was also evidence of linear calcification along the right paramediastinal stripe (figure 1). A probable diagnosis of mediastinal mass was made and the patient was advised contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the chest. CT revealed plaque-like calcification of the pleura posteriorly along the chest wall. There was no associated mass lesion in the mediastinum …

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