extended mediastinoscopy

extended mediastinoscopy

cervical mediastinoscopy in which, in addition to the standard pre- and paratracheal exploration, the mediastinoscope is passed anterior to the innominate artery and aortic arch to provide access to the subaortic (aortopulmonary window) and anterior mediastinal lymph nodes; an alternative to the Chamberlain procedure.

ex·tend·ed me·di·as·ti·nos·co·py

(eks-ten'dĕd mē'dē-ă-sti-nos'kŏ-pē)
Cervical mediastinoscopy in which, in addition to the standard pretracheal and paratracheal exploration, the mediastinoscope is passed anterior to the innominate artery and aortic arch to provide access to the subaortic (aortopulmonary window) and anterior mediastinal lymph nodes.
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