Value of anterior mediastinotomy in bronchogenic carcinoma of the left upper lobe.

@article{Bowen1978ValueOA,
  title={Value of anterior mediastinotomy in bronchogenic carcinoma of the left upper lobe.},
  author={Timothy Bowen and Russ Zajtchuk and D Christopher Green and W H Brott},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1978},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={269-71}
}
Neoplasms of the left upper lobe may spread directly to the anterior mediastinal group of nodes without involving the inferior tracheobronchial, superior tracheobronchial, or paratracheal nodal chain. Routine cervical mediastinoscopy does not sample the anterior mediastinal node group. Parasternal anterior mediastinotomy was performed in 28 patients with left upper lobe carcinoma and normal findings from cervical mediastinoscopy. Despite the normal findings at cervical mediastinoscopy, 10 of… CONTINUE READING

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