Video-Assisted Thoracic Lymphadenectomy

  • Godehard FriedelEmail author
  • Stefanie Veit
  • Thomas Kyriss


The role of lymph node dissection is discussed since Borrie, Nohl-Oser, and Cahan first described the intrapulmonary lymphatic anatomy with its interconnecting network and the radical mediastinal lymphadenectomy in the resection of lung cancer in the 1950s [1, 2]. It is still a debate on basic principles whether lymphadenectomy is a part of radical surgery or a just a staging procedure.


Main Bronchus Hilar Lymph Node Azygos Vein Recurrent Nerve Cava Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Godehard Friedel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stefanie Veit
    • 1
  • Thomas Kyriss
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryRobert-Bosch-Hospital, Klinik SchillerhöheGerlingen-StuttgartGermany

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