Current Clinical Pathology

The Mediastinal Mass

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Editors: Franco, Renato, Zito Marino, Federica, Giordano, Antonio (Eds.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive review of the mediastinal tumors
  • Written by experts in the field
  • Provides a multidisciplinary approach
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Tumors of the mediastinum are usually diagnosed in young patients, but they can develop at any age and form any tissue that exists in or passes through the chest cavity. The diagnosis and the accurate assessment of the mediastinum masses represents a challenge, given their clinical variability from asymptomatic to producing symptoms of cough, chest pain, and dyspnea. Mediastinal tumors encompass a wide range of various neoplasms. The localization of mediastinal masses is critical in the diagnosis: the anterior mediastinal masses are generally thymomas, teratomas, substernal thyroid/parathyroid tissue, or lymphomas; the middle mediastinum massess are typically pericardial and bronchogenic cysts; the posterior mediastinum  masses are often neurogenic tumors and esophageal cysts. The wide variety of different entities demonstrates a heterogeneous spectrum of clinical and pathologic features, suggesting that a uniform “standard” management of these patients is not appropriate.   
In this context, the proposed book will provide a comprehensive review of the mediastinal tumors according to different sites of the diseases, including the masses of anterior, middle and posterior mediastinum. The handling of these tumors requires a multidisciplinary approach due to the complex anatomy of the mediastinum as well as the different clinical, radiographic, and prognostic features. This book has risen from the desire to provide to the specialists in the field an easy, updated and practical guidelines title to facilitate the clinical practice of mediastinic masses. This book will be a comprehensive guide to clinical best practices developed through the opinions of experts in the field.

About the authors

Renato Franco, MD, PhDAssociate ProfessorPathology UnitMental and Physic Health and Preventive Medicine DptUniversità della Campania Luigi VanvitelliNapoli, Italy Federica Zito Marino, BDPathology UnitMental and Physic Health and Preventive Medicine DptUniversità della Campania Luigi VanvitelliNapoli, Italy Antonio Giordano MD, PhD  Director Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and Center of Biotechnology   College of Science and TechnologyTemple University Philadelphia, PAUSA

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction (Epidemiology, Mediastinal Anatomy, Mediastinal Masses)

    Botti, Gerardo (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • Clinical Approach: Recommendations for the Clinicians

    Ciardiello, Fortunato (et al.)

    Pages 7-15

  • Mediastinal Masses: Radiological Point of View

    Reginelli, Alfonso (et al.)

    Pages 17-34

  • Radiotherapy in Anterior Mediastinum Cancers

    Reginelli, Alfonso (et al.)

    Pages 35-41

  • Surgery: Recommendations for Surgeons

    Santini, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 43-64

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-90367-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Mediastinal Mass
Book Subtitle
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Editors
  • Renato Franco
  • Federica Zito Marino
  • Antonio Giordano
Series Title
Current Clinical Pathology
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90368-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90368-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90367-5
Series ISSN
2197-781X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 309
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 78 illustrations in colour
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