Chest Surgery pp 217-228 | Cite as

Lymph Node Dissection

  • Alper TokerEmail author
Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)


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).


Mediastinal Lymph Node Main Bronchus Bronchial Artery Azygos Vein Inferior Pulmonary Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryIstanbul Medical School, Istanbul UniversityCapa, IstanbulTurkey

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