Minimally invasive surgical techniques in the treatment of lung cancer Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted

abstract

  • Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Despite recent advances in molecular characterization, targeted and adjuvant therapies of NSCLC, surgical resection remains the mainstay of curative treatment. Minimally invasive video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) techniques, in particular VATS lobectomy, are being increasingly utilized over traditional thoracotomy approaches in the treatment of localized NSCLC for the reported benefits with respect to postoperative recovery and the conviction of oncologic equivalence. This article will review the major VATS procedures, including their development, outcomes, and purported advantages over thoracotomy, as well as highlight new advances, such as robotic-assisted procedures.

publication date

  • December 2009

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 20029355

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 573

end page

  • 88

volume

  • 64

number

  • 6