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Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) non-grasping en bloc mediastinal lymph node dissection for the left side

Authors: Lin Ma, Chengwu Liu, Jiandong Mei, Yanbo Yang, Lunxu Liu


One major obstacle to the acceptance of the thoracoscopic approach of lung cancer surgery is the uncertainty as to whether the extent and quality of mediastinal lymph node dissection (MLND) are equal to those of thoracotomy.

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