Mediastinal tumours: Surgical treatment in forty-five consecutive cases

Bernardo Vidne*, Morris J. Levy

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Between the years 1964 and 1970, 45 consecutive patients, 24 males and 21 females, with ages ranging between 7 months and 74 years, were operated upon for mediastinal tumours. Fourteen per cent of the patients were asymptomatic and their lesions were detected on routine chest X-ray films. The clinical and pathological findings spanned a wide variety of tumours. Fourteen patients (31% of the 45 were classified as malignant. Two patients (4.4% died early in the postoperative period and four (8.8% later-9 months to 4 years following operation. All the late deaths were patients with malignant lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalScandinavian Cardiovascular Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1973
Externally publishedYes


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