Video-assisted thoracic surgery versus open lobectomy for lung cancer: a secondary analysis of data from the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0030 randomized clinical trial.

@article{Scott2010VideoassistedTS,
  title={Video-assisted thoracic surgery versus open lobectomy for lung cancer: a secondary analysis of data from the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0030 randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Walter Joseph Scott and Mark S. Allen and Gail Elizabeth Darling and Bryan F. Meyers and P. Anthony Decker and Joe Bill Putnam and Robert W Mckenna and Rodney J Landrenau and David R. Jones and Richard Inculet and Richard A. Malthaner},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={139 4},
  pages={976-81; discussion 981-3}
}
OBJECTIVE Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy remains controversial. We compared outcomes from participants in a randomized study comparing lymph node sampling versus dissection for early-stage lung cancer who underwent either video-assisted thoracoscopic or open lobectomy. METHODS Data from 964 participants in the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0030 trial were used to construct propensity scores for video-assisted thoracoscopic versus open lobectomy (based on age, gender… CONTINUE READING
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