Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Preoperative Lung Localization for Pulmonary Nodules: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

@article{Park2017ComparativeEA,
  title={Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Preoperative Lung Localization for Pulmonary Nodules: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.},
  author={Chul Hwan Park and Kyunghwa Han and Jin Ho Hur and Sang Min Lee and Ji Won Lee and Sung Ho Hwang and Jae S. Seo and Kye Ho Lee and Woocheol Kwon and Tae Hoon Kim and Byoung Wook Choi},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2017},
  volume={151 2},
  pages={316-328}
}
BACKGROUND An optimal method of preoperative localization for pulmonary nodules has yet to be established. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to compare the success and complication rates associated with three pulmonary nodule localization methods for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS): hook-wire localization, microcoil localization, and lipiodol localization. METHODS We searched the PubMed, MEDLINE, and EMBASE databases for prospective or retrospective English language… CONTINUE READING
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