Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Achieves a Satisfactory Long-term Prognosis in Patients with Clinical Stage IA Lung Cancer

@article{Sugi2000VideoassistedTL,
  title={Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Achieves a Satisfactory Long-term Prognosis in Patients with Clinical Stage IA Lung Cancer},
  author={Kazuro Sugi and Yoshikazu Kaneda and Kensuke Esato},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={24},
  pages={27-31}
}
We designed a prospective trial to determine the long-term prognosis of video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy versus conventional lobectomy for patients with clinical stage IA (T1N0M0) lung cancer. Between January 1993 and June 1994, 100 consecutive patients with clinical stage IA non-small cell lung carcinoma underwent either conventional lobectomy through an open thoracotomy (open group; n= 52) or VATS lobectomy (VATS group; n= 48). Lymph node dissections were performed in a similar… CONTINUE READING
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