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Cryptic mediastinal masses causing airways obstruction.
  1. D K Cooper,
  2. A R Chrispin,
  3. M de Leval,
  4. J Stark


    In 3 infants, severe airways obstruction was caused by mediastinal lesions which were not evident on the antero-posterior chest radiograph. Their presence was demonstrated by barium swallow examination. Each infant had thoracotomy carried out urgently. Duplication cysts (without associated cervicodorsal vertebral anomalies) were present in 2 patients and neuroblastoma in the third.

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