Prone-position thoracoscopic resection of posterior mediastinal lymph node metastasis from rectal cancer

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Abstract

Mediastinal lymph node metastasis from colorectal cancer is rare, and barely any reports have described resection of this pathology. We report herein a successful thoracoscopic resection of mediastinal lymph node metastasis in a prone position. A 65-year-old man presented with posterior mediastinal lymph node metastasis after resection of the primary rectal cancer and metachronous hepatic metastasis. Metastatic lymph nodes were resected completely using thoracoscopic surgery in the prone position, which provided advantages of minimal invasiveness, good surgical field, and reduced ergonomic burden on the surgeon. Thoracoscopic resection in the prone position was thought to have the potential to become the standard procedure of posterior mediastinal tumors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number45
JournalWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 12 2015

Keywords

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Mediastinal lymph node metastasis
  • Prone position
  • Thoracoscopic resection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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