Patterns of surgical care of lung cancer patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Non-Small-Cell Lung
  • Lung Neoplasms

abstract

  • (1) Patients being operated for NSCLC are elderly with significant comorbid conditions. (2) More patients than previously are female and have adenocarcinoma. (3) Mediastinoscopy is infrequently performed and lymph nodes are biopsied in less than 50% of them. (4) Lobectomy is the most common operation, and positive surgical margins are too frequent. (5) Operative mortality is reasonable but transfusion is a marker for increased risk and outcomes are superior in high-volume hospitals. (6) Hospitals with higher volume had fewer perioperative deaths.

publication date

  • December 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2005.06.071

PubMed ID

  • 16305843

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2051

end page

  • 6; discussion 2056

volume

  • 80

number

  • 6