Omission of mediastinal lymph node dissection in lung cancer: its techniques and diagnostic procedures.

@article{Nomori2006OmissionOM,
  title={Omission of mediastinal lymph node dissection in lung cancer: its techniques and diagnostic procedures.},
  author={Hiroaki Nomori and Kazunori Iwatani and Hironori Kobayashi and Atsushi Mori and Shouichi Yoshioka},
  journal={Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={83-8}
}
To reduce or omit a mediastinal lymph node dissection in the patients with clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), several authors examined the prevalence of metastatic sites of lymph nodes. Because lymphatic drainage usually heads for the upper mediastinum in upper lobe cancer and for the lower mediastinum in lower lobe cancer, upper and lower mediastinal lymph node dissection could be reduced in lung cancers of lower lobe and upper lobe. By using sentinel node (SN) navigation… CONTINUE READING