Initial experience of video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy with partial removal of the pulmonary artery.

@article{Nakanishi2008InitialEO,
  title={Initial experience of video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy with partial removal of the pulmonary artery.},
  author={Ryoichi Nakanishi and Toshihiro Yamashita and Soichi Oka},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={996-1000}
}
A lobectomy with a resection of the pulmonary artery is less invasive than a pneumonectomy. However, it seems to be extremely difficult to perform this technique using video-assisted thoracic surgery with technical limitations because this technique is associated with an increased operative risk even in an open thoracotomy. Between April 2002 and December 2006, a curative video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy including a mediastinal lymphadenectomy was performed in 121 patients with primary… CONTINUE READING
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