Videothoracoscopy versus thoracotomy for the diagnosis of the indeterminate solitary pulmonary nodule.

@article{Santambrogio1995VideothoracoscopyVT,
  title={Videothoracoscopy versus thoracotomy for the diagnosis of the indeterminate solitary pulmonary nodule.},
  author={Luigi Santambrogio and Mario Nosotti and Nadia Bellaviti and Maurizio Mezzetti},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={868-70; discussion 870-1}
}
The solitary pulmonary nodule often presents a diagnostic challenge to the specialist because the nature of the nodule is often indeterminate at the end of the usual diagnostic process, and operation frequently is required before a definite diagnosis can be made. We have conducted a randomized, prospective trial to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of video-assisted thoracic surgery versus muscle-sparing lateral thoracotomy. Between January 1991 and May 1994, 44 patients suffering from solitary… CONTINUE READING