Radiographic findings in patients with esophageal involvement by mediastinal granuloma
Of 97 patients with mediastinal granuloma, 13 had involvement of the esophagus by extension from adjacent lymph nodes or pleura. A knowledge of the anatomic relationships of these structures is important in understanding the distribution and radiologic features of these lesions. The most common manifestation was extrinsic compression, being present in 7 (54%) of the 13 patients. Three patients (31%) had either a fistula or a sinus tract. Esophageal stricture and diverticulum formation also occurred. Mediastinal granuloma should be considered in the differential diagnosis in patients with any of these findings.
Key wordsEsophageal stricture Diverticulum formation Esophagus Esophageal compression Fistula Sinus tract Granulomatous adenitis
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