Segmental resection spares pulmonary function in patients with stage I lung cancer.

@article{Keenan2004SegmentalRS,
  title={Segmental resection spares pulmonary function in patients with stage I lung cancer.},
  author={Robert J. Keenan and Rodney J. Landreneau and Richard H Maley and Deepak Samson Singh and Robin S Macherey and Susan Bartley and Tibetha S Santucci},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={228-33; discussion 228-33}
}
BACKGROUND Segmental resection for stage I non-small cell lung cancer remains controversial. Reports suggest that segmentectomy confers no advantage in preserving lung function and compromises survival. This study was undertaken to assess the validity of those assertions. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed patients undergoing lobectomy (n = 147) or segmentectomy (n = 54) for stage I non-small cell lung cancer between March 1996 and June 2001. All patients were included in the survival… CONTINUE READING
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