The transcervical extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy versus cervical mediastinoscopy in non-small cell lung cancer staging.

@article{Kuda2007TheTE,
  title={The transcervical extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy versus cervical mediastinoscopy in non-small cell lung cancer staging.},
  author={Jarosław Kużdżał and Marcin Zieliński and Bolesław Papla and Andrzej Urbanik and Wadim Wojciechowski and Maciej Narski and Artur Szlubowski and Lukasz Hauer},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={88-94}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic yield of the transcervical extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy (TEMLA) and the cervical mediastinoscopy (CM) in detecting metastatic mediastinal lymph nodes in NSCLC patients. METHODS Prospective, randomized, single-blind clinical study. RESULTS There were 41 NSCLC patients enrolled in the study; 21 were randomized to the TEMLA group and 20 to the cervical mediastinoscopy group. The TEMLA revealed mediastinal metastases in 7 patients, and mediastinoscopy… CONTINUE READING