Radical video-assisted mediastinoscopic lymphadenectomy (VAMLA)--technique and first results.


Exact pretherapeutic lymph node staging of lung cancer is of special importance for selecting patients for neoadjuvant therapy or for video-assisted thoracoscopic resection. Staging is usually performed by computerized tomography scan and mediastinoscopy. However, these methods do not reach the accuracy of open nodal dissection. Therefore, we developed a… (More)


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