• Vol. 40 No. 3, 152–153
  • 15 March 2011

Calcifying Fibrous Pseudotumour of the Mediastinum

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Calcifying fibrous pseudotumour is a rare, benign, tumour-like lesion that is characterised histologically by fibrotic proliferation, infiltration of inflammatory cells, and psammomatous or dystrophic calcifications, or both. The cause and pathogenesis remain unclear.

We present such a case of calcifying fibrous pseudotumour in close contact with the oesophagus in the posterior mediastinum, which has not been reported before.

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