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Year : 2017 | Month : May | Volume : 11 | Issue : 5 | Page : ED12 - ED14

Sclerosing Mediastinitis Presenting as Complete Heart Block

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

1. Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India. 3. Professor and Head, Department of Cardiology, Military Hospital, Cardio Thoraic Center, Pune, Maharashtra, India. 4. Classified Specialist, Department of Pathology, Military Hospital, Cardio Thoraic Center, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Immunocompetent, Mediastinal cavity, Mucormycosis

How to cite this article :

Reena Bharadwaj, Manoj Gopal Madakshira, Prashant Bharadwaj, Hardeep Singh Sidhu. SCLEROSING MEDIASTINITIS PRESENTING AS COMPLETE HEART BLOCK. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 May [cited: 2017 Jun 25 ]; 11:ED12-ED14. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=May&volume=11&issue=5&page=ED12-ED14&id=9786

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/26349.9786

Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

Date of Submission: Dec 28, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Feb 03, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Feb 23, 2017
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2017

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