Lymph Node Dissection
A major determinant of survival in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients is nodal status. Positron emission tomography and CT are the most commonly used imaging methods to assess the status of mediastinal lymph nodes. However, the surgeon plays a critical role in the accurate assessment of nodal involvement during thoracotomy and resection through videothoracoscopic surgery (VATS).
KeywordsMediastinal Lymph Node Main Bronchus Bronchial Artery Azygos Vein Inferior Pulmonary Vein
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