Thoracoscopic Lobectomy for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Lobectomy is the gold standard treatment in operable patients with surgically resectable non-small cell lung cancer. Thoracoscopic lobectomy has emerged as an option for surgeons facile with the technique. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is used for a variety of indications, but its efficacy as a reliable oncologic procedure makes it appealing in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Fewer postoperative complications and decreased postoperative pain associated with VATS procedures can lead to shorter lengths of stay and lower overall costs. Thoracoscopic surgery continues to evolve, and uniportal, robot-assisted, and awake thoracoscopic procedures have all shown promising results.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gaudet, MA; D'Amico, TA

Published Date

  • July 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 503 - 513

PubMed ID

  • 27261912

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-5042

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.soc.2016.02.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States