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Thoracoscopic lobectomy: the gold standard for early-stage lung cancer?

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Hartwig, MG; D'Amico, TA
Published in: Ann Thorac Surg
June 2010

Primary lung cancers remain the most lethal of all the malignancies, predicted to account for nearly 160,000 deaths and 220,000 new diagnoses in 2009. The cornerstone of therapy for early-stage lung cancer is surgical resection by lobectomy with concomitant removal of the draining nodal basin. Minimally invasive lobectomy with the use of a thoracoscope has been established as an alternative to standard thoracotomy approaches. Thoracoscopic lobectomy provides advantages over a traditional thoracotomy, including less pain, shorter hospitalization, decreased overall costs, superior chemotherapy compliance, and fewer overall complications. In light of these advantages and with evidence of oncologic equivalence, thoracoscopic lobectomy should be considered the gold standard for the treatment of early-stage lung cancer. This article details the technical strategies for performing thoracoscopic lobectomy and highlights the published evidence demonstrating its advantages over a traditional thoracotomy approach.

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Published In

Ann Thorac Surg

DOI

EISSN

1552-6259

Publication Date

June 2010

Volume

89

Issue

6

Start / End Page

S2098 / S2101

Location

Netherlands

Related Subject Headings

  • Thoracoscopy
  • Respiratory System
  • Quality of Life
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Humans
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 3201 Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Hartwig, M. G., & D’Amico, T. A. (2010). Thoracoscopic lobectomy: the gold standard for early-stage lung cancer? Ann Thorac Surg, 89(6), S2098–S2101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.02.102
Hartwig, Matthew G., and Thomas A. D’Amico. “Thoracoscopic lobectomy: the gold standard for early-stage lung cancer?Ann Thorac Surg 89, no. 6 (June 2010): S2098–2101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.02.102.
Hartwig MG, D’Amico TA. Thoracoscopic lobectomy: the gold standard for early-stage lung cancer? Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun;89(6):S2098–101.
Hartwig, Matthew G., and Thomas A. D’Amico. “Thoracoscopic lobectomy: the gold standard for early-stage lung cancer?Ann Thorac Surg, vol. 89, no. 6, June 2010, pp. S2098–101. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.02.102.
Hartwig MG, D’Amico TA. Thoracoscopic lobectomy: the gold standard for early-stage lung cancer? Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun;89(6):S2098–S2101.
Journal cover image

Published In

Ann Thorac Surg

DOI

EISSN

1552-6259

Publication Date

June 2010

Volume

89

Issue

6

Start / End Page

S2098 / S2101

Location

Netherlands

Related Subject Headings

  • Thoracoscopy
  • Respiratory System
  • Quality of Life
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Humans
  • 3202 Clinical sciences
  • 3201 Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences