How are mesenchymal tumors in the mediastinum treated?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: Mary C Mancini, MD, PhD, MMM; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Surgical excision is indicated for almost all tumors of mesenchymal origin. One noted exception is that of rhabdomyosarcoma, for which a combination for radiation and chemotherapy offers the best survival results.

Some mesenchymal tumors of the mediastinum are so rare that only anecdotal reports of their diagnosis and treatment exist; thus, recommendations for treatment of these tumors cannot be made.


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