What is the role of anesthesia in the performance of mediastinal lymphadenectomy?

Updated: Feb 16, 2021
  • Author: R James Koness, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Mediastinal lymphadenectomy is performed with general anesthesia using a double-lumen endobronchial tube followed by confirmation of correct positioning with a fiberoptic bronchoscope. To facilitate visualization, the lung on the operative side is deflated during resection and mediastinal lymph node dissection.

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