Mediastinal Tumor Resection
Pronunciation: Mee-dee-a-STYE-nulEn Español (Spanish Version)
The mediastinum is surrounded by the breastbone in front, the spine in back, and the lungs on each side. Mediastinal tumor resection removes tumors in this area of the chest cavity.
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Cancerous tumors must be removed to prevent the spread of cancer. Without removal or treatment, the cancer could spread to other areas of the body. The cancer could also start to compress organs in the chest, such as the heart, lungs, esophagus, or spinal cord.
Last reviewedMay 2013by Marcin Chwistek, MD; Michael Woods, MD
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