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When should I call my doctor after a mediastinoscopy?

After a mediastinoscopy (a surgical procedure done to examine the mediastinum -- the area inside of the upper chest, between and in front of the lungs), call your doctor:
  • to make a follow-up appointment
  • if you have severe pain not relieved by the medicine
  • if your incision becomes reddened or swollen, or begins to drain
  • if your temperature is above 101 degrees F
  • if you notice any changes in your voice or have trouble breathing

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