HAROLD A. LYONS, F.A.C.P.; GEORGE L. CALVY, F.A.C.P.; BILLY P. SAMMONS, M.D.
The problem posed by the discovery of a mediastinal mass is becoming of more frequent concern to the physician. Widespread employment of the routine chest roentgenogram in various surveys and in the military service has increased the number of mediastinal masses discovered during asymptomatic stages, and has shown them to be more frequent than the literature indicates. This report is based on an experience with 782 mediastinal masses.
Previously, lesions of the mediastinum were either passively observed or treated by radiation, without benefit of a specific diagnosis.1-3 More recently, the attitude has been to perform early surgery to facilitate the
LYONS HA, CALVY GL, SAMMONS BP. THE DIAGNOSIS AND CLASSIFICATION OF MEDIASTINAL MASSES. 1. A STUDY OF 782 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;51:897–932. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-5-897
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(5):897-932.
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