LEONARD CARL AKMAN, M.D.
Anterior mediastinal tumors are relatively rare. Correct recognition, however, is essential in determining the wisest course and method of therapy. To date about 300 cases have been reported, yet each presents a different picture, a new challenge to diagnosis. The signs, symptoms, and clinical course are so varied as to preclude any generalization. No single diagnostic measure can give even a minimum of the necessary information; all the diagnostic measures at one's disposal must be utilized. The object is to discover the nature of the tumor, to determine its relationship to lung, chest wall, and mediastinum, and to visualize its
AKMAN LC. MEDIASTINAL MASS SIMULATING ENLARGED HEART, INTRACARDIAC CATHETERIZATION IN DIAGNOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1948;28:1048–1057. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-5-1048
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