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Current evidence on transcervical mediastinal lymph nodes dissection.
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PMID:  21530297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In the last decade, we witnessed the development of two new, fascinating techniques of mediastinal exploration: the video-assisted mediastinoscopic lymphadenectomy (VAMLA) and the transcervical extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy (TEMLA). During this time, several articles were published, providing a substantial body of evidence regarding different aspects of these techniques. Based on this evidence, we discuss the operative technique, its applications and results as well as questions to be answered and possible future development. The aim of this review is to provide the readers who have no personal experience with these techniques, with the key information regarding the usefulness, advantages and drawbacks of VAMLA and TEMLA.
Jarosław Kużdżał; Artur Szlubowski; Zbigniew Grochowski; Wojciech Czajkowski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-734X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Jagiellonian University, John Paul II Hospital, Cracow, Poland.
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