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Mediastinal Lymph Node Dissection
Surgery for Advanced ("Unresectable") Disease
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Mediastinal Lymph Node Dissection

Mediastinal Lymph Node Dissection Improves Survival In Patients with Stages II and IIIA NSCLC. Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. (PubMed)
Abstract of a nonrandomized study published in the August 2000 issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery that compared the impact of systematic sampling (SS) vs. complete mediastinal lymph node dissection (MLND) on the identification of mediastinal lymph node metastases and survival in patients with NSCLC. SS was found to be as efficacious as complete MLND in staging patients with NSCLC. However, complete MLND identified significantly more levels of N2 disease. Furthermore, complete MLND was associated with improved survival with right NSCLC when compared with SS. [8/00]



Surgery for Advanced ("Unresectable") Disease

Surgery & Chest Wall Involvement - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts (PubMed)



Surgery for Second Primary Lung Cancers

Completion Pneumonectomy - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts (PubMed)

Second Primary Lung Cancers & Surgery - Recent MEDLINE Abstracts (PubMed)


 

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