Sleeve lobectomy as an alternative procedure to pneumonectomy for non-small cell lung cancer.

@article{Park2010SleeveLA,
  title={Sleeve lobectomy as an alternative procedure to pneumonectomy for non-small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Joon Suk Park and Hee Chul Yang and Hong Kwan Kim and Kwhanmien Kim and Young Mog Shim and Yong Soo Choi and Jhingook Kim},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={517-20}
}
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study is to compare the outcomes of sleeve lobectomy (SL) and pneumonectomy (PN) and to determine which one is more acceptable standard procedure for patients with non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS From 1996 to 2005, 424 patients underwent SL (n = 157) and PN (n = 267) in our institution. Propensity score matching analysis was performed to compare these two groups for mortality, morbidity, survival, recurrence, and postoperative pulmonary function. RESULTS In… CONTINUE READING