Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for stage I non-small cell lung cancer: long-term survival and prognostic factors

@article{Xiong2013VideoassistedTS,
  title={Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for stage I non-small cell lung cancer: long-term survival and prognostic factors},
  author={Xinguo Xiong and Wenlong Shao and Weiqiang Yin and Xin Xu and Hanzhang Chen and Yuan Fu Qiu and Jianxing He},
  journal={Tumor Biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={34},
  pages={3389-3396}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) major pulmonary resection in patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Of the 411 stage I patients, 318 (77.4 %) underwent complete VATS (c-VATS), while 89 (21.7 %) underwent assisted VATS (a-VATS). There were no intraoperative deaths. There were three deaths (0.7 %) within 30 postoperative days. The 1-, 3-, and 5-year survival rates were 95.1 % (95 % CI, 92.9–97.3… CONTINUE READING