Two-Field Lymphadenectomy During Esophagectomy: The Presence of Thoracic Duct Lymph Nodes.

@article{Schurink2018TwoFieldLD,
  title={Two-Field Lymphadenectomy During Esophagectomy: The Presence of Thoracic Duct Lymph Nodes.},
  author={Bernadette Schurink and Ingmar L Defize and Elena Mazza and Jelle P. Ruurda and Lodewijk A. A. Brosens and Tom P. Roeling and Ronald L. A. W. Bleys and Richard van Hillegersberg},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2018},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={
          435-439
        }
}
BACKGROUND Resection of the thoracic duct is part of the formal en bloc mediastinal esophagolymphadenectomy for cancer, although with the adaptation of minimally invasive techniques, some centers started to leave the thoracic duct compartment in situ. However, previous studies reported thoracic duct lymph nodes in this compartment that may contain metastasis. The aim of this study was to assess the presence and number of lymph nodes in the fatty tissue surrounding the thoracic duct. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING
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