A 38-year-old female asked:
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could a mass in between the lung and heart be scar tissue from a hernia surgery?

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience Cardiology
What kind of hernia?: It depends on the location of the hernia and what kind of surgery was done. Surgery for a hiatal hernia or diaphragmatic hernia may cause scar near the heart. But even this should not lead to a mass between the heart and lung.
Answered on May 11, 2014
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Dr. Stephen Berns
19 years experience Pathology
See doctor: It is unlikely that the mass could have arisen from a hernia surgery. Hernias are near the surface of the body, while this sounds like it is deeper. It could be something serious, like a malignancy, so you might need a biopsy. See your doctor for a full evaluation.
Answered on Jul 2, 2015
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