Efficacy and benefit of mediastinal computed tomography as a selection method for mediastinoscopy.

@article{Thermann1989EfficacyAB,
  title={Efficacy and benefit of mediastinal computed tomography as a selection method for mediastinoscopy.},
  author={Michael Thermann and Rainer Guido Bluemm and Ursula C. Schroeder and E. Wassmuth and R Dohmann},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={
          565-7
        }
}
In 95 consecutive patients with proven or suspected bronchial carcinoma, computed tomographic evaluation of the upper mediastinum for N2 disease was performed prospectively. Patients with positive results underwent mediastinoscopy. Patients with perinodal N2 or N3 disease at mediastinoscopy were not considered candidates for operation. The mediastinum was declared negative only when intraoperative mediastinal lymph node dissection showed tumor-free nodes. Of the 95 patients, 12 had benign… CONTINUE READING
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