Thoracoscopic and Robotic Dissection of Mediastinal Lymph Nodes

Academic Article


  • Understanding the anatomy of the lymphatic channels and lymph nodes in the mediastinum is relevant to many disease processes as well as therapeutic interventions for thoracic malignancies. A brief review of the anatomy of the mediastinal lymph nodes is presented and the indications for mediastinal lymph node dissection are discussed, followed by a more detailed description of the technical aspects of thoracoscopic and robotic mediastinal lymph node dissection. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.
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  • Minnich DJ; Bryant AS; Cerfolio RJ
  • Start Page

  • 215
  • End Page

  • 218
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 2