Submitted by Allen Ardestani, MD, PhD, and Thomas J. Learch, MD .
HPI: 30-year-old male with no significant past medical history presents with three months of progressive shortness of breath, cough, pleuritic chest pain, orthopnea, and night sweats.
Initial x-ray shows the following:
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Which of the following is in the differential diagnosis for the findings on the initial CXR?
- Mediastinal mass
- Pericardial effusion
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