Pujan Patel

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Mediastinal Mass

Mediastinal Mass Although relatively uncommon, the precise incidence of mediastinal masses remains unclear due to lack of ubiquity in classification and definition reported in medical literature. Most tend to be benign with approximately 25% found to be malignant. The mediastinum is the area bordered by the thoracic inlet superiorly, the diaphragm inferiorly and the medial…

Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias and Idiopathic Interstitial Fibrosis

I. Problem/Condition. Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias (IIPs) are a group of heterogeneous disorders that collectively form a subset of Interstitial Lung Disesases (ILDs), classified together because they affect the interstitium of the lungs and need to be distinguished from other lung diseases. Fibrosis is generally the pathologic result of prolonged disease. These conditions may be classified…

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