Presence of pleural adhesions can predict conversion to thoracotomy and postoperative surgical complications in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic lung cancer lobectomy.

Background The purpose of our cohort study was to investigate the effects of pleural adhesions on perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods We performed a single-center retrospective analysis on the prospectively-maintained dataset at our unit from… CONTINUE READING