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The contribution of anterior mediastinotomy in the diagnosis and evaluation of diseases of the mediastinum and lung.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3800485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Our experience with 62 consecutive patients who underwent anterior mediastinotomy is presented. A wide range of histological diagnoses was achieved. The highest yield was achieved for mediastinal masses. The overall diagnostic specificity was 64.5% and the diagnostic sensitivity was 98%. However, patient morbidity and mortality were 16.1% and 1.6%, respectively. Therefore, specific guidelines for the procedure are presented.
L A Best; M Munichor; M Ben-Shakhar; J Lemer; C Lichtig; H Peleg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1987 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-11     Completed Date:  1987-02-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  78-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Lung Diseases / pathology*
Lung Neoplasms / pathology
Mediastinal Diseases / pathology*
Mediastinal Neoplasms / pathology
Middle Aged
Thoracic Surgery / adverse effects,  methods*

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