A Mediastinal mass presenting with unilateral periscapular and arm pain

Zack McCormick, Karina J. Bouffard, Daniel Neudorf, Ellen Casey

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We describe a case of a patient with mediastinal lymphoma who presented with arm and scapular pain, which is an atypical referral pattern for pain originating from the mediastinum. We use this case as a platform to discuss mediastinal pain referral patterns and the importance of maintaining a broad differential diagnosis of arm and scapular pain, especially when symptoms atypical of pure neuromusculoskeletal structural disease are present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)560-563
Number of pages4
JournalPM and R
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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