Országos Onkológiai Intézet, Mellkassebészeti Osztály; Semmelweis Egyetem, Mellkassebészeti Klinika, Budapest
Due to the tissue structure of the mediastinum a large variety of tumours and multiple systemic malignant disease may occur in the region. The tumours show a variation depending upon age and localization besides their signiﬁ cant alterations. Based on the most accepted Shield classiﬁ cation, the author discusses the types, characters and therapeutic discipline of the tumours in the mediastinal region. The author focuses on the surgical indications, their options and forms, highlighting on the minimal invasive methods.