Mediastinal Tumor

Mediastinal Tumors


The Mediastinum is a portion of the thoracic cavity which that contains the Heart, Thymus gland, and portions of the Trachea and Esophagus.

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  • Risk Factors

    Mediastinal tumors are rare. In which area of the Mediastinum the tumors will develop often depends on the age of the patient.

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  • Signs and Symptoms

    In most mediastinal tumors, there are no symptoms. The tumors go undiagnosed until the need for a chest X-ray.


    • EBUS- Endobronchial ultrasound is an outpatient procedure where a small tube is entered into the nostrils and reached into the windpipe to assess the adjacent structures around it.

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    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy and Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS).
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    • How common are mediastinal tumors?
    • Can a mediastinal mass be benign?
    • What is the most common complication of mediastinoscopy?
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