Systematic Mediastinal node dissection


Mediastinal lymph node staging is the standard of care in lung resection for cancer.

This video aims to demonstrate:

  1. relevant surgical anatomy

  2. surgical techniques

  3. the difference between node sampling and full node clearance

A case of VATS lobectomy demonstrates node sampling while an open bilobectomy demonstrates full mediastinal clearance.


Systematic mediastinal node dissection

30 January 2010