Tuberculous fibrosing mediastinitis: CT and MRI findings

Çetin Atasoy, Suat Fitoz, Basak Erguvan, Serdar Akyar

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Fibrosing mediastinitis is a rare entity usually caused by granulomatous disease. Most cases develop as a complication of histoplasmosis. Mediastinal involvement caused by tuberculosis most often produces focally enlarged lymph nodes, with diffuse mediastinal involvement a very unusual manifestation of disease. The authors describe a patient with extensive tuberculous fibrosing mediastinitis, in whom fibrotic masses produced compression of airways and vascular structures with resultant parenchymal changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of thoracic imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001


  • CT
  • Fibrosing mediastinitis
  • MRI
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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