Raffaele J. Marchigiani, M.D., discusses surgery in the mediastinum, specifically the removal of thymomas.
So my name is Rachel Market, Johnny Thoracic surgeon. It's entirely hospital. A lot of what we do is thoracic oncology, a lot of lung cancer, esophageal cancer. But one area, the body that most people forget about and the fact that we do other other surgeon surgery is not just malignant is what's called the Media Steinem. It's between the sternum and the spine, and between the lungs and kind of around the heart. There's three places you can have other pathologies of the thoracic cavity, and one of the things we see, I wouldn't say common, but out of that area more commonly is what's called the thigh MoMA. And the thymus is an area the body that we are born with and helps development of our immune system. But over the time, over time it in veloute and becomes really just a fatty organ. In the anterior meeting Steiner below the sternum. Sometimes we see these patients who have masses or cysts of the thymus in that area. Some one of the more common surgeries we do for this is called the theme ectomy. This is usually done robotically, as this is very amenable to that type of surgery. Onda. A lot of the time these air benign, although they can grow fairly quickly. So I'm a time economies arm or common of something that we would see in more of the benign realm than malignant realm, although some of them can't present to be more malignancies. So one of the things I just wanted to mention is that even though we do a lot of malignancies in a lot of oncology, a lot of what General thoroughfare surgeons do, you could be benign as well. And this is one of those situations, so I just wanna make sure that patients are aware that this is an option when you come to a thoracic surgeon.