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Uniportal VATS for mediastinal nodal diagnosis and staging.
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PMID:  17670608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The objective of the present study was to assess feasibility of single port (uniportal) VATS in the diagnosis and staging of mediastinal nodal enlargements. To this purpose, between January 2002 and October 2005, 13 patients (8 males and 5 females; mean age 54 years) have undergone uniportal VATS sampling of mediastinal nodes either as part of a diagnostic pathway or as a staging procedure for primary lung cancer when either nodal stations were inaccessible to standard mediastinoscopy or in the event of redo nodal biopsy. Sampled stations were the aortopulmonary window (6), subcarinal (1), right paratracheal (5), and, paraesophageal (1) ones. In all cases, sufficient samples were made available for pathological diagnosis. Postoperatively, neither morbidity nor mortality was observed. The median length of stay in the hospital was 1 day. In conclusion we showed that uniportal VATS can be effectively used to achieve diagnosis and staging of mediastinal nodal stations.
Gaetano Rocco; Alessandro Brunelli; Raj Jutley; Michele Salati; Francesco Scognamiglio; Carmine La Manna; Antonello La Rocca; Nicola Martucci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-05-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2006 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2007-08-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  430-2     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Thoracic Surgery, National Cancer Institute, Pascale Foundation, Via M Semmola, 81 80131, Naples, Italy.
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