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Where are the lungs? An unusual mediastinal mass
  1. Teresa Salerno1,
  2. Andrew Bush2,
  3. Laura Menchini3,
  4. Alessandra Lombardi4,
  5. Rita De Vito5,
  6. Alessandro Inserra6,
  7. Renato Cutrera1
  1. 1Department of Paediatric Medicine, Bronchopneumology Unit, Bambino Gesù Children Hospital and Research Institute, Rome, Italy
  2. 2Respiratory Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
  3. 3Department of Radiology, Bambino Gesù Children Hospital and Research Institute, Rome, Italy
  4. 4Department of Oncology, Bambino Gesù Children Hospital and Research Institute, Rome, Italy
  5. 5Department of Pathology, Bambino Gesù Children Hospital and Research Institute, Rome, Italy
  6. 6Department of Paediatric Surgery, Bambino Gesù Children Hospital and Research Institute, Rome, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Teresa Salerno, Department of Paediatric Medicine, Bronchopneumology Unit, Bambino Gesù Children Hospital and Research Institute, Piazza S.Onofrio 4, 00165, Rome, Italy; teresa.salerno{at}opbg.net

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A 2-year-old boy was referred to our department for gradual onset of breathlessness over 2 months. Physical examination revealed tachypnoea and bilaterally reduced breath sounds. Chest x-ray showed opacification of both lung fields (figure 1), and chest CT scan revealed a huge mediastinal mass originating from …

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