Other Chest Tumors

Patient with common and uncommon lung, esophagus, mediastinal, and chest wall tumors are evaluated and treated by faculty within the Department of Thoracic Surgery in coordination with faculty in allied subspecialty services at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Operations for these tumors may be performed for diagnosis (biopsy) or treatment. We apply minimally invasive thoracic surgery techniques to minimize pain, discomfort, and hospitalization, and also to maximize functional recovery.

These tumors include but are not limited to:

  • Anterior, middle, and posterior mediastinal tumors including thymoma, neurogenic tumors, and germ cell neoplasms
  • Biopsy for diagnosis of primary or recurrent tumors, such as germ cell tumors, or Hodgkin's or Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Carcinoid Tumors of the Bronchus or Lung
  • Tracheal tumors, and airway management of tracheal tumors

Our faculty are immediately available for consultation at any time for questions or management of these unusual clinical conditions.