Video-assisted thoracic surgery for clinical stage I lung cancer in octogenarians.

@article{Mun2008VideoassistedTS,
  title={Video-assisted thoracic surgery for clinical stage I lung cancer in octogenarians.},
  author={Mingyon Mun and Tadasu Kohno},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={85 2},
  pages={406-11}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the value of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for clinical stage I lung cancer in octogenarians. METHODS From April 1999 to December 2006, 55 consecutive patients aged older than 80 years with clinical stage I lung cancer underwent VATS pulmonary resection. We reviewed preoperative and perioperative data, morbidity, and mortality occurring within 30 days or before discharge, and long-term survival. RESULTS There… CONTINUE READING
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