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  • A feeling of a lump in the throat

  • Swollen lymph nodes above collar bone

  • Something is stuck in the throat

  • Swollen armpit

  • Shortness of breath when lying down

  • Swollen lymph nodes continue to grow larger

  • Pressure in the throat

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What is Mediastinal Tumor?

A growth that forms in the chest area separating the lungs. This area, known as the mediastinum, is surrounded by the breastbone in front, the spine in back, and the lungs on each side. There are several different kinds of tumors that characteristically grow in the front, middle or back of the mediastinum. Workup usually involves CT scans but depends on location and suspected tumor type with ultimate diagnosis via biopsy.

Typical Symptoms of Mediastinal Tumor

  • Blood in saliva

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings at the neck, armpits, groin and behind the ears

  • Sensation that something is stuck in my throat

  • Feeling breathless

  • Left-sided chest pain

  • Hoarse voice lasting more than 3 weeks

  • Fever

  • Bouts of violent coughing

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Mediastinal Tumor

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Is there blood in your phlegm?

  • Are your lymph nodes swollen and enlarged?

  • Do you feel a lump or pressure in your throat?

  • Are you having difficulty breathing?

  • Do you have pain on the left side of your chest?

Treatmentof Mediastinal Tumor

Treatment for mediastinal tumors depends on the tumor type and location. Options include surgical resection, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy.

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References

  • Jilani, T. N., Killeen, R. B., & Siddiqui, A. H. (2023). Mediastinal Cancer. In StatPearls https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513231/. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing. Retrieved February 21, 2023, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513231/

  • Mediastinal Tumors (Neoplasms) - healthline

    https://www.healthline.com/health/mediastinal-tumor

  • Mediastinal Tumors - The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

    https://ctsurgerypatients.org/lung-esophageal-and-other-chest-diseases/mediastinal-tumors

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Reviewed By:

Robin Schoenthaler, MD

Robin Schoenthaler, MD (Oncology)

Board certified radiation oncologist with over 30 years experience treating cancer patients. Senior physician advisor for expert medical options in adult oncology. Published award-winning essayist on medical and health issues and more.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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