Turkish Thoracic Journal

The Role of Mediastinoscopy in Lung Cancer


İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı

Turk Thorac J 2001; 2: 72-76
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Surgical therapy is the mainstem therapy in lung cancer for providing long term survival and/or cure. One of the most important prognostic factors which affects the survival is mediastinal lymphatic disease. Mediasti - noscopy is the most common used technique for the evaluation of mediastinal lymph node invasion in the preoperative period. The use of mediastinoscopy in clinical N0-1 patients is still debatable. The value of me - diastinoscopic evaluation of lymph nodes in lung cancer is presented in this review.

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