Thoracic mass (TMS)

  • View:
    Lateral and VD

  • Defining characteristics:
    An abnormal test for thoracic mass indicates a soft tissue opacity observed within the thorax, masses may be homogenous, heterogeneous, or mineralized, and may be of a pulmonary, mediastinal, lymphatic, or musculoskeletal origin

  • Common differential diagnoses:
    Neoplasia, fungal, other

  • Helpful additional data:
    Has there been coughing or labored breathing?

  • Commonly associated diagnostics:
    *SignalCare MDB, Consider thoracic ultrasound if available

  • Commonly associated treatments:
    Stabilize the patient, supportive care (oxygen therapy), Consider diagnostic aspiration, discuss surgical options

  • Commonly associated home care:
    Based on primary


*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemistry/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound