Different collections that may occur within the mediastinum

Different collections that may occur within the mediastinum

  • • Fluid: mediastinal edema or pericardial effusion
  • • Blood: mediastinal hematoma or hemopericardium
  • • Pus: mediastinal abscess, pericardial abscess, or acute mediastinitis
  • • Air: pneumomediastinum and pneumopericardium
  • • Fat: mediastinal lipomatosis
  • • Fibrosis: fibrosing mediastinitis
  • • Cells: mediastinal tumor
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