Dv and Lateral Chest X-ray (Mediastinal Mass)

metu_01a_n.jpg: Some of the mediastinal tumors in childhood are observed by chance on a thorax x-ray performed for other reasons; 3-year-old girl with a large paramedial opacity in the upper part of the left thoracic cavity. metu_01b_n.jpg: A lateral thorax x-ray often allows to assign a space-occupying mass to the anterior, middle or posterior mediastinum, in the presented patient to the posterior mediastinum. Silent history, age of the child, and localization and limit of the mass allows a probable diagnosis of a benign neurogenic tumor of the mediastinum and more precisely of a ganglioneuroma.