Video assisted lobectomy learning curve – what is the magic number?

@inproceedings{Brunswicker2013VideoAL,
  title={Video assisted lobectomy learning curve – what is the magic number?},
  author={Annemarie Brunswicker and Michael Berman and Marc Van Leuven and Fillip Van Tornout and W R Bartosik},
  year={2013}
}
Methods A prospective study of the first 40 consecutive VATS lobectomies performed by a single experienced thoracic surgeon over a 3-year period. All patients were divided equally into two groups with Group A being the first 20 patients. Mortality, operative time, complications, conversion rate and need for blood transfusion were recorded for all patients. All procedures were performed via anterior approach with 5-8 cm utility port and 2 additional 10 mm ports without using ribs spreaders. 
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