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Table 1 Common mediastinal tumors

From: Acute respiratory distress secondary to posterior mediastinal goiter: a case report

Anterior Mediastinum Middle Mediastinum Posterior Mediastinum
Thymoma (most common tumor in adults) Lymphoma Neurogenic tumors
Germ Cell Tumors Bronchogenic Cysts Cysts
Intra thoracic goiter Pleuropericardial cysts Schwannomas
Lymphoma (most common tumor in children)   Ganglioneuromas
Parathyroid Adenoma   Neuroblastoma
Teratoma   Neurofibroma