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Mediastinal Tumours Surgery In Abu Dhabi


Mediastinal Tumours Surgery In Abu Dhabi involves expert care for growths occurring within the mediastinum. The Mediastinum is the space between the lungs. It is surrounded in front by the breastbone and in the back by the spine, with the lungs on either side. The heart, thymus (a gland in the back of the neck), aorta, esophagus, and trachea (windpipe) are all included. The mediastinum is divided into three parts: anterior (front), middle, and posterior (back), and tumours are most likely to develop differently in each section of the mediastinum.

Dr Taj Chowdhry is a highly skilled Consultant thoracic surgeon and specialises in carrying out procedures like Mediastinal Tumours Surgery in Abu Dhabi. In his elaborate professional tenure, he has handled several complex tumour cases and possesses a successful track record.

Mediastinal Tumours Surgery In Abu Dhabi

What exactly are Mediastinal Tumours?

Tumours (also known as neoplasms) are collections of cells. They are classified as benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Mediastinal tumours are growths that form between your lungs in your chest.

Mediastinal Tumours are uncommon, but because of their location, they can be dangerous. As the tumours grow in size, they can put pressure on the spinal cord, lungs, heart, heart lining, and trachea. Hence, surgical intervention becomes necessary.

Types of Mediastinal Tumours

These tumours can arise from various structures within the mediastinum, and they can be classified into several types based on their origin and characteristics.

Some of the major types of mediastinal tumours include:

Thymomas and Thymic Carcinoma: These are the most common types of mediastinal tumours. They are malignant tumours that begin in your thymus gland. The majority of thymomas grow slowly. Thymic carcinoma is a more aggressive cancerous tumour that forms on your thymus gland and grows and spreads faster than thymomas. Based on their severity and the kind of risk they pose to the patient Thymomas Surgery (Thymectomy) may be recommended by our surgeon.

Lymphomas: Lymphomas are tumours that arise from lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. They can occur in the mediastinum as primary mediastinal lymphomas or as a result of lymph node involvement from other parts of the body.

Germ Cell tumours: Germ cell tumours develop from cells that produce eggs or sperm. They can occur in the mediastinum, usually in the anterior or middle compartment, and are more common in young adults. Examples include teratomas and seminomas.

Neurogenic tumours: Neurogenic tumours originate from nerve tissue within the mediastinum. They can include benign tumours, such as neurofibromas and schwannomas, as well as malignant tumours, like neuroblastomas.

Treatment of Mediastinal Tumours

Surgery is one of the primary treatment options for mediastinal tumours surgery in abu dhabi, and the specific surgical approach depends on factors such as the type, size, location, and stage of the tumour, as well as the overall health of the patient. The purpose of the surgery is to remove the tumour completely, provide a definitive diagnosis through biopsy, and, in the case of malignant tumours, potentially achieve a cure or alleviate symptoms.

Some of the procedures for Mediastinal Tumours Surgery in Abu Dhabi include:

Median Sternotomy: This is a traditional open surgery approach where the chest is opened through a vertical incision along the sternum (breastbone). It provides excellent exposure to the mediastinum, allowing the surgeon to access and remove the tumour.

Thoracotomy: Another open surgery approach, thoracotomy, involves making an incision between the ribs to access the mediastinum. Depending on the tumour’s location, the incision may be on the front, side, or back of the chest.

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS): VATS is a minimally invasive surgical approach that uses small incisions and a video camera to visualize and remove the tumour. This technique offers benefits such as reduced postoperative pain and quicker recovery compared to open surgery.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery: Robotic surgery combines the benefits of minimally invasive techniques with enhanced dexterity and visualization using robotic arms controlled by the surgeon. It allows for precise tumour removal in complex cases.

Transcervical Approach: For certain mediastinal tumours, such as those located in the upper anterior mediastinum, a transcervical approach through the neck may be used to access and remove the tumour.

The choice of surgical approach depends on the specific characteristics of the tumour and the expertise of the surgical team. In some cases, if required, surgery may be accompanied by other treatments, such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy, to achieve the best possible outcome.

Avail Dr Taj Chowdhry's expertise for Mediastinal Tumours Surgery in Abu Dhabi

Dr Taj Chowdhry is an experienced and reliable consultant thoracic surgeon who provides excellent care for patients with mediastinal tumours surgery in abu dhabi. He has the necessary qualifications, experience, and skills to provide superior treatment outcomes while also providing compassionate, patient-centred care.

If you are looking for a surgeon who can offer expert mediastinal tumour surgery, then Dr Taj Chowdhry’s services should be considered as your first choice. Book an Appointment!