1977
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1099266
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Abstract: Own experiences on 2500 cases of mediastinoscopy. Risks concerning the indication for the mediastinoscopy. Summary of complications with regard to 19 other authors including 12 161 mediastinoscopies. Most appearing complications: Lesions of the nervus recurrens. Lesions of the bigger vessels avoidable by concerning the local anatomy. Recommendations for emergency cases.

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“…Sprenger points out that the complication rate decreases with increasing experience, an observation with which we concur (15). The true mortality due to mediastinoscopy is low and is variously estimated as ranging between 0.09 to 0.13 per cent (1,24). Approximately half of the deaths are attributed to anaesthesia and it is, therefore, surprising to find scant reference on the conduct of anaesthesia for this procedure in the world literature (26).…”
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“…Sprenger points out that the complication rate decreases with increasing experience, an observation with which we concur (15). The true mortality due to mediastinoscopy is low and is variously estimated as ranging between 0.09 to 0.13 per cent (1,24). Approximately half of the deaths are attributed to anaesthesia and it is, therefore, surprising to find scant reference on the conduct of anaesthesia for this procedure in the world literature (26).…”
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“…Some clinicians consider mediastinoscopy a dangerous procedure. The complications and risks of this investigation have been the subject of some recent publications (11,24,25). Sprenger points out that the complication rate decreases with increasing experience, an observation with which we concur (15).…”
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