Centers of Excellence

The Lung Center

Mediastinal Tumors

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 Lung Center offer patients proven leadership in the full spectrum of care for thymic disorders:

  • Thymoma
  • Myasthenia cravis
  • Thymic carcinoma
  • Thymic carcinoid
  • Thymic cysts
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Metastatic tumors

Learn more about germ cell tumors and thymoma and thymic cancer.

Why choose Brigham and Women's Hospital?

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 Cancer Center, our physicians collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of cancer experts to deliver the very latest advancements in cancer care.

How do I make an appointment?

Call The Lung Center at 1-844-BWH-LUNG (1-844-294-5864) to make an appointment with a mediastinal tumor specialist or request an appointment online.

I'm a physician. How do I refer a patient?

Physicians can call 1-844-BWH-LUNG (1-844-294-5864) to refer a patient or can make an online referral to a mediastinal tumor specialist.

Who are your mediastinal tumor specialists?

Where are you located?

The Lung Center is located at Brigham and Women’s Hospital 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.

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