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Posterior mediastinal tumor.


Sheila Rose A. Emboltorio

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Department of Thoracic and Cardiovacular Surgery - Philippine Heart Center

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Research Project
January 1-December 1, 2013


Posterior mediastinal tumors are rare type tumors that are most often neurogenic origin. Some of thesetumors occur as soft tissue in origin. The typical manifestations are secondary to compression of the surrounding structures.
Case --- This is a case of a 70 year old female who presented with non-productive cough, previously underwent surgical resection for a posterior mediastinal tumor. This patient underwent complete resection of the posterior mediastinal tumor. Final histopathology report revealed a Leiomyosarcoma with adipocytic component.
Conclusion --- The complete surgical resection of the tumor is the treatment of choice for this patient. Close monitoring should be undertaken to check for tumor recurrence.

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