mediastinoscope

A thin, tube-like instrument used to examine the tissues and lymph nodes in the area between the lungs. These tissues include the heart and its large blood vessels, trachea, esophagus, and bronchi. The mediastinoscope has a light and a lens for viewing and may also have a tool to remove tissue. It is inserted into the chest through a cut above the breastbone.

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  • Mediastinoscope — A mediastinoscope is a thin, tube like instrument used to examine the tissues and lymph nodes in the area between the lungs (mediastinum) in a procedure known as mediastinoscopy. These tissues include the heart and its large blood vessels,… …   Wikipedia

  • mediastinoscope — An endoscope for inspection of the mediastinum through a suprasternal incision. * * * me·di·as·tin·o·scope .mē dē as tin ə .skōp n an endoscope used in mediastinoscopy * * * me·di·a·sti·no·scope (me″de ə stiґno skōp) a specially… …   Medical dictionary

  • mediastinoscopy — A procedure in which a mediastinoscope is used to examine the organs in the area between the lungs and nearby lymph nodes. A mediastinoscope is a thin, tube like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Mediastinoscopy — A procedure in which the doctor inserts a tube into the chest to view the organs in the mediastinum. The tube is inserted through an incision above the breastbone. * * * Endoscopic examination of the mediastinum through a suprasternal incision,… …   Medical dictionary

  • mediastinoscop — MEDIASTINOSCÓP, mediastinoscoape, s.n. (med.) Aparat care serveşte examinării vizuale a mediastinului. [pr.: di as ] – Din fr. médiastinoscope. Trimis de LauraGellner, 26.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  mediastinoscóp s. n. (sil. di a ), pl.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Mediastinoscopy — Intervention ICD 9 CM 34.22 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • mediastinoscopic — me·di·as·ti·no·scop·ic (me″de as″tĭ no skopґik) pertaining to the mediastinoscope or to mediastinoscopy …   Medical dictionary

  • медиастиноскоп — Медицинский эндоскоп, вводимый оперативным путем при вскрытии грудной стенки в полость средостения для исследования и лечения заболеваний ее органов. [ГОСТ 18305 83 (СТ СЭВ 3928 82)] Тематики эндоскопы медицинские EN mediastinoscope DE… …   Справочник технического переводчика

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