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Mediastinum
Melissa L. Rosado-de-Christenson, MD, FACR
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GENERAL ANATOMY

  • Mediastinum

    • Structures

      RADIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY

      • Radiography

        • Mediastinal Lines, Stripes, and Interfaces

          CT and MR Anatomy

          • Mediastinal Spaces

            MEDIASTINAL COMPARTMENTS

            • General Concepts

              • Anatomic Mediastinal Compartments

                • Radiographic Mediastinal Compartments

                  • CT Mediastinal Compartments: International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG)

                    THYMUS

                    • Anatomy

                      • Imaging

                        MEDIASTINAL LYMPH NODES

                        • Rouviere Anatomic Classification

                          • Webb and Higgins Classification

                            • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Lymph Node Map

                              • Imaging of Mediastinal Lymph Nodes

                                • General Concepts

                                  • Approach to Mediastinal Abnormalities

                                    • Mediastinal Abnormalities

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Carter BW et al: A modern definition of mediastinal compartments. J Thorac Oncol. 9(9 Suppl 2):S97-101, 2014
                                      2. El-Sherief AH et al: International association for the study of lung cancer (IASLC) lymph node map: radiologic review with CT illustration. Radiographics. 34(6):1680-91, 2014
                                      3. Gibbs JM et al: Lines and stripes: where did they go?--From conventional radiography to CT. Radiographics. 27(1):33-48, 2007
                                      4. Whitten CR et al: A diagnostic approach to mediastinal abnormalities. Radiographics. 27(3):657-71, 2007
                                      5. Aquino SL et al: Reconciliation of the anatomic, surgical, and radiographic classifications of the mediastinum. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 25(3):489-92, 2001
                                      6. Keats TE: The aortic-pulmonary mediastinal stripe. Am J Roentgenol Radium Ther Nucl Med. 116(1):107-9, 1972
                                      7. Fraser RS, Muller NL, Colman N, et al. Masses situated predominantly in the anterior compartment. In: Fraser RS, Muller NL, Colman N, Pare PD, eds. Fraser and Pare's Diagnosis of Diseases of the Chest. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders; 1999: 2875-2937.
                                      8. Felson B. The mediastinum. In: Chest Roentgenology. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1973: 380-420.
                                      9. Webb WR et al: Thoracic Imaging: Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Radiology. 1st ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005
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                                      GENERAL ANATOMY

                                      • Mediastinum

                                        • Structures

                                          RADIOGRAPHIC ANATOMY

                                          • Radiography

                                            • Mediastinal Lines, Stripes, and Interfaces

                                              CT and MR Anatomy

                                              • Mediastinal Spaces

                                                MEDIASTINAL COMPARTMENTS

                                                • General Concepts

                                                  • Anatomic Mediastinal Compartments

                                                    • Radiographic Mediastinal Compartments

                                                      • CT Mediastinal Compartments: International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (ITMIG)

                                                        THYMUS

                                                        • Anatomy

                                                          • Imaging

                                                            MEDIASTINAL LYMPH NODES

                                                            • Rouviere Anatomic Classification

                                                              • Webb and Higgins Classification

                                                                • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Lymph Node Map

                                                                  • Imaging of Mediastinal Lymph Nodes

                                                                    • General Concepts

                                                                      • Approach to Mediastinal Abnormalities

                                                                        • Mediastinal Abnormalities

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Carter BW et al: A modern definition of mediastinal compartments. J Thorac Oncol. 9(9 Suppl 2):S97-101, 2014
                                                                          2. El-Sherief AH et al: International association for the study of lung cancer (IASLC) lymph node map: radiologic review with CT illustration. Radiographics. 34(6):1680-91, 2014
                                                                          3. Gibbs JM et al: Lines and stripes: where did they go?--From conventional radiography to CT. Radiographics. 27(1):33-48, 2007
                                                                          4. Whitten CR et al: A diagnostic approach to mediastinal abnormalities. Radiographics. 27(3):657-71, 2007
                                                                          5. Aquino SL et al: Reconciliation of the anatomic, surgical, and radiographic classifications of the mediastinum. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 25(3):489-92, 2001
                                                                          6. Keats TE: The aortic-pulmonary mediastinal stripe. Am J Roentgenol Radium Ther Nucl Med. 116(1):107-9, 1972
                                                                          7. Fraser RS, Muller NL, Colman N, et al. Masses situated predominantly in the anterior compartment. In: Fraser RS, Muller NL, Colman N, Pare PD, eds. Fraser and Pare's Diagnosis of Diseases of the Chest. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders; 1999: 2875-2937.
                                                                          8. Felson B. The mediastinum. In: Chest Roentgenology. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1973: 380-420.
                                                                          9. Webb WR et al: Thoracic Imaging: Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Radiology. 1st ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005