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Fibrosing mediastinitis: tell me what happens in the lungs?

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Dr. Stephen Siegel
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Find cause

Chronic fibrosing mediastinitis is characterized by diffuse fibroisis in the mediastinum usually seen on chest xray.
It is not very common but occurs as a complication of some infections which tend to cause granulomas in the lung and mediastinum including histoplasmosis and tuberculosis. Radiation therapy can also cause fibroisng mediastinitis.

In brief: Find cause

Chronic fibrosing mediastinitis is characterized by diffuse fibroisis in the mediastinum usually seen on chest xray.
It is not very common but occurs as a complication of some infections which tend to cause granulomas in the lung and mediastinum including histoplasmosis and tuberculosis. Radiation therapy can also cause fibroisng mediastinitis.
Dr. Stephen Siegel
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