Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy for stage I lung cancer.

  title={Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy for stage I lung cancer.},
  author={Farid Gharagozloo and Barbara J Tempesta and M Paulina Margolis and E Pendleton Alexander},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={1009-14; discussion 1014-5}
BACKGROUND The technique, safety, and oncologic efficacy of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy are controversial. Issues include operative time, lymph node yield, conversion to thoracotomy, resource utilization, recurrence, complications, and survival. METHODS From January 1995 to December 2001, 179 patients underwent VATS lobectomy for… CONTINUE READING