The space between your 2 lungs where your heart sits is called your mediastinum. Aside from your heart, the main contents of this cavity are your thymus gland and lymph nodes. Thymoma and lymphadenopathy are the more common diseases of this area.
- Throughout your body there are glands known as lymph nodes.
- These glands can get enlarged for reasons such as infection, sarcoidosis and sometimes cancer.
- Sarcoidosis is a multi-organ auto-immune disease that affects lymph nodes throughout the body.
At White Plains Hospital we have a wide array of surgical techniques that enable us to obtain a piece of the lymph node for diagnosis.
To learn more about our Video-Assisted Lymph Node Biopsy program, click here.