Mediastinal Tumor Resection
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Mediastinal Tumor Resection Side Effects and Warnings

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Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have mediastinal tumor resection, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Damage to the areas surrounding the tumor, including the heart, lungs, and spinal cord
  • Fluid collecting between the lung tissue lining and the wall of the chest cavity
  • Drainage, infection, or bleeding

Call Your Doctor

After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or any discharge from the incision site
  • Pain that you cannot control with the medicines you have been given
  • Cough, difficulty breathing, or chest pain
  • Pain, burning, urgency, or frequency of urination, or persistent bleeding in the urine
  • Persistent nausea and/or vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain and/or swelling in your feet, calves, or legs
  • Any other worrisome symptoms

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.

 
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