Long-Term Survival Outcomes of Video-assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) Lobectomy After Transitioning from Open Lobectomy

Open lobectomy continues to be more commonly performed than video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. We previously described the short-term safety of an approach for transitioning from open lobectomy to VATS. We now assess its long-term safety by evaluating survival results of the initial VATS cases after transition. From a prospective database… CONTINUE READING