Posterior Mediastinal tumors are benign or cancerous growths that form in the back area of the chest that separates the lungs. This area, called the posterior mediastinum, is surrounded by the spine in back and the lungs on each side. These tumors can develop at any age although 30-50years is the commonest affected age group.
Sometimes, they may cause cough, shortness of breath, chest pain or unexplained weight loss. Many a times, they produce no symptom and are incidentally detected on a chest X-ray done for some other reason including, routine medical check-up.
The diagnosis is confirmed by a CT scan or X-Ray of the chest.
Complete surgical removal is the treatment. The surgery for posterior mediastinal tumour can be done best by VATS/Robotic method which has been our speciality for over a decade. Once diagnosed, they must be removed as early as possible, as they continue to grow. Key-hole (VATS) or Robotic method has been our preference for better patient outcome.
The surgery for posterior mediastinal tumour can be done best by VATS/Robotic method which has been our speciality for over a decade.
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