Cardiothoracic Surgery - Related Conditions

Cardiothoracic issues involve diseases that affect the organs in the chest cavity (thorax), such as the heart, lungs and oesophagus.

Thoracic conditions include:

  • Mediastinal tumours (located in the area that separates the lungs)
    • Thymoma
    • Neurogenic tumour
    • Bronchogenic cyst
    • Leiomyoma
    • Lung cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Empyema (pus between the lungs and the pleural space)
  • Pleural effusion (fluid in the chest cavity)
  • Chylothorax (lymphatic fluid in the chest cavity)
  • Severe emphysematous lungs
  • Pectus excavatum (sunken chest)
  • Sweaty palms or armpits
  • Hemothorax (blood in the chest cavity)
  • Pneumothorax (air in the chest cavity)

Heart conditions include:

Vascular conditions include:

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