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The following classification of primary neoplasms of the mediastinum is proposed:
(a) Small round-cell lymphosarcoma (malignant lymphocytoma)
(b) Large round-cell lymphosarcoma (reticulum-cell lymphosarcoma)
2. Hodgkin's disease
3. Leukemic lymphoma
5. Thymic carcinoma
2. Other cysts, including echinococcus cysts and ciliated epithelial cysts
3. Ganglionic neuromas and neurofibromas
4. Benign connective-tissue tumors including fibroleiomyomas, fibromas, chondromas, and lipomas.
Since determination of the tumor type by biopsy is rarely possible, although classification is necessary in order to guide therapeutic management and determine prognosis, recourse must be had to differential diagnosis upon clinical
The Differential Diagnosis of Primary Neoplasms of the Mediastinum.. Ann Intern Med. ;6:842. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-6-842_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(6):842.
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