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Constitutional symptoms in a young person

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 07 December 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5781

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Re: Constitutional symptoms in a young person

This was an informative "Spot Diagnosis" case however we wish to point out that a plain chest radiograph alone cannot determine whether a mass is within the anterior, or any one of the other two compartments of the mediastinum. A lateral chest X-ray or a CT scan is required.

Competing interests: No competing interests

08 January 2017
Ashvini Menon
ST5 Thoracic Surgery Registrar
Mr Ehab Bishay
Heartlands Hospital
Bordesley Green, Birmingham B95SS