Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : July | Volume : 10 | Issue : 7 | Page : XD03 - XD04

Mediastinal Mass with Hyper-eosinophilia in a Young Boy -A Diagnostic Dilemma XD03-XD04

Abdul Shahid Poovathum Parambil, Shruti Prem, Priya Mary Jacob, Rekha Appukuttan Nair

Correspondence
Dr. Abdul Shahid Poovathum Parambil,
Consultant Medical Oncologist, Assistant Professor in General Medicine, Andaman
and Nicobar Island Institute of Medical Sciences, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands-744101, India.
E-mail: abdulshahidpp@gmail.com

Mediastinal masses in children comprises of a heterogeneous group of tumours. In such cases, biopsy and histological analysis are mandatory for planning of treatment. We have reported an unusual aetiology for a mediastinal mass in a young boy presenting with features of Superior Vena Caval Obstruction (SVCO) who also had marked blood and marrow eosinophilia mimicking Chronic Eosinophilic Leukaemia (CEL). We have also discussed the differential diagnoses of mediastinal tumours with hyper-eosinophilia and possible therapeutic implications.