Mediastinal Disorders

Helen Hsieh, M.D., Ph.D, Jessica Kathryn Staszak, Charles V. Coren, MD, James (Trey) Eubanks, Richard Scriven


The central portion of the thoracic cavity, the mediastinum, is delineated by the thoracic inlet (superior), the diaphragm (inferior), the posterior sternum (anterior) and the vertebral column (posterior) [1]. This chapter will describe the sections of the mediastinum and the pathologies associated with each compartment.

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Last updated: November 2, 2020