Mediastinal tumors are rare growths that form in the mediastinum—the space in the middle of the chest between the lungs. The mediastinum contains the aorta, esophagus, heart, thymus and trachea. Most mediastinal tumors in adults occur in the front (anterior) mediastinum and affect people ages 30 to 50. Specialists at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Lung Center offer patients proven leadership in the full spectrum of care for thymic disorders:
Our multidisciplinary team of thoracic surgeons, thoracic oncologists, thoracic radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, neurologists, pulmonologists and nurses provide comprehensive and state-of-the-art care for patients and families. This assures that care is individualized and integrated seamlessly within our program.
Thoracic surgeons and radiologists offer unparalleled experience in diagnosing and treating the full range of thymic disorders, from novel approaches to biopsies to minimally invasive, video-assisted (VATS) procedures to robotic approaches and more extensive operations for complex disease.
As the thoracic surgical and pulmonary medicine specialists for Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, our physicians collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of cancer experts to deliver the very latest advancements in cancer care.
The Lung Center is located at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) at the 15 Francis Street entrance. Thoracic surgery, pulmonary and critical care medicine and thoracic imaging are adjacent to one another, making accessibility and appointment scheduling seamless.