Extended cervical mediastinoscopy in the diagnosis of anterior mediastinal masses


Metin M., Sayar A., Turna A. , Gurses A.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, cilt.73, no.73, ss.250-252, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 73 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0003-4975(01)03182-4
  • Dergi Adı: ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.250-252

Özet

Background. Although transthoracic needle biopsy (TNB) has been the preferred method for the diagnosis of anterior mediastinal masses, it has inherent limitations in accuracy. In particular, lymphoma and thymoma are diagnosed less reliably using needle biopsy. Videothoracoscopy has been advocated as an alternative method for diagnosis. Our goal was to assess the usefulness of extended cervical mediastinoscopy (ECM) in the diagnosis of anterior mediastinal masses.