Anatomical analysis of the mediastinal lymph nodes of normal Brazilian subjects according to the classification of the Japanese society for diseases of the esophagus

Anatomical analysis of the mediastinal lymph nodes of normal Brazilian subjects according to the classification of the Japanese society for diseases of the esophagus

Author Herbella, Fernando Augusto Mardiros Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Del Grande, José Carlos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Colleoni, Ramiro Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Purpose. Extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy is gaining popularity in the treatment of esophageal cancer, but lymph node nomenclature and classification is still not standardized. The normal mediastinal lymph node distribution according to the classification of the Japanese Society for Esophageal Diseases has never been studied.Methods. We dissected 20 fresh adult cadavers to examine the mediastinal lymph nodes.Results. We found an unpredictable and inconstant distribution.Conclusion. Previous papers have evaluated the number and distribution of normal mediastinal lymph nodes, clinically, radiologically, and anatomically, but the results are conflicting and inconsistent.
Keywords esophagus
lymph node
mediastinum
Language English
Date 2003-01-01
Published in Surgery Today. New York: Springer-verlag, v. 33, n. 4, p. 249-253, 2003.
ISSN 0941-1291 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 249-253
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s005950300056
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000182780100002
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/45640

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