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

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : May | Volume : 11 | Issue : 5 | Page : ED12 - ED14

Sclerosing Mediastinitis Presenting as Complete Heart Block ED12-ED14

Reena Bharadwaj, Manoj Gopal Madakshira, Prashant Bharadwaj, Hardeep Singh Sidhu

Correspondence
Dr. Manoj Gopal Madakshira,
Department of Pathology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail: manoj.gopal@gmail.com

Sclerosing Mediastinitis (SM) is a rare condition which is characterized by the presence of dense fibrosis which infiltrates and encroaches upon various structures in the mediastinal cavity. Depending on the extent and the predominant organ of involvement, the patient presents with symptomatology of dysphagia, superior vena cava compression syndrome or dyspnoea. However, the involvement of the heart is rarely seen. Aetiologies of SM are several, with infections being the most common. We discuss a case of SM involving the oesophagus, descending aorta, hilum of lungs and the heart secondary to mucormycosis in an immunocompetent male.