Glossary Term:

Title

mediastinoscopy

Phonetic

<b>me</b>-dee-uh-stine-<b>AH</b>-skuh-pee

Description

examination of the chest cavity using a thin, lighted, flexible tube inserted under the chest bone (sternum). This lets the doctor see the lymph nodes in this area and remove samples to check for cancer. See also biopsy, lymph node.