Determination of standard number, size and weight of mediastinal lymph nodes in postmortem examinations: reflection on lung cancer surgery

ZİYADE S., Pinarbasili N. B., Ziyade N., AKDEMİR O. C., Sahin F., SOYSAL Ö., ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, vol.8, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Mediastinal lymph node dissection is an essential component of lung cancer surgery. Literature lacks established information regarding the number and size of the healthy lymph nodes. In this postmortem autopsy study, we aim to define the number, size and weight of the lymph nodes in each mediastinal lymph node station. To implement the data for the clinical practice, we analyzed the possible number of nodes to be dissected in a systematic mediastinal lymph node dissection from the right and left sides during lung cancer surgery.