-Discuss the differential diagnosis of a mediastinal mass
-Review the workup of a mediastinal mass
-Outline indications for biopsy and describe the various approaches
-Describe the operative techniques for thymectomy, pearls & potential pitfalls
Megan Lenihan MD, Kelly Daus MD, Peter White MD, and Brian Louie MD
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