1. Be wary of atypical respiratory symptoms
2. Don't be afraid of imaging in the right setting
3. If you are concerned about mediastinal mass, image and admit
4. If you have a patient with mediastinal mass and increased work of breathing but they are relatively stable, leave them alone
5. If forced to intervene, try prone position and call for help
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