When is mediastinal lymphadenectomy indicated?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: R James Koness, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Mediastinal lymphadenectomy is indicated for T1-3 N0-1 resectable NSCLC. Patients should be without evidence of mediastinal lymph node involvement as assessed by preoperative imaging (CT, PET, or both) and sampling by means of mediastinoscopy, a Chamberlain procedure, endoscopic ultrasonography (US), or a transbronchial technique.


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