WILLIAM E. MAST; ERNEST W. HETRICK; BERNARD J. PODURGIEL
To the editor: Sarcoidosis may present in many different forms. Many radiographic findings have been described, including bilateral hilar adenopathy, paratracheal nodes, and various pulmonary infltrates (1). An article in the January 1973 issue (pp. 65-72) provides an analysis of the clinical interpretation of hilar adenopathy and notes that patients with sarcoidosis were not found to have an anterior mediastinal mass. We wish to report a recent case illustrating the exception.
Patient H.S. is a 30-year old asymptomatic white man who on routine chest X ray had an anterior mediastinal mass with bilateral hilar adenopathy. The physical examination was normal.
MAST WE, HETRICK EW, PODURGIEL BJ. Sarcoidosis and Mediastinal Mass. Ann Intern Med. ;79:141. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-1-141
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(1):141.
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