J Chest Surg.  2021 Aug;54(4):258-262. 10.5090/jcs.21.054.

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Mediastinal Lymph Node Dissection in Lung Cancer Surgery

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea

Abstract

Mediastinal lymph node dissection is an important part of lung cancer surgery that provides accurate nodal staging and may improve survival outcomes. The minimally invasive approach, such as video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for patients with non-small cell lung cancer, has become a standard operation worldwide. VATS mediastinal lymph node dissection should be thorough and accurate to ensure the completeness of lung cancer surgery. Herein, the author describes techniques for VATS mediastinal lymph node dissection.

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Lung neoplasms; Video-assisted thoracic surgery; Lymph node excision
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