What is Left of Mediastinoscopy?

  • A. Senning
  • H. T. Bahnson
  • A. D. Callow
Conference paper


Mediastinoscopy has not reached the popularity it deserves as most surgeons never learned the correct technique. It should not be a simple finger palpation, but a meticulous dissection in the correct layer anterior to the trachea and paratracheally with biopsies from lymph nodes and eventual tumor tissue under good vision-Careful dissection is important to avoid complications such as bleeding, esophageal lesions, and left vocal cord paralysis, (The implantation of cancer cells in the scar is a rarity and of no practical importance for the progression of the disease.)


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Senning
    • 1
  • H. T. Bahnson
    • 2
  • A. D. Callow
    • 3
  1. 1.ZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.PittsburghUSA
  3. 3.BostonUSA

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