We report on our experience in 20 patients who underwent major thoracoscopic pulmonary resections between October 1991 and November 1992. These consist of 2 left pneumonectomies, 17 lobectomies, and 1 segmentectomy. The indications were strictly limited to benign pulmonary diseases and stage I (TNM) primary lung cancer. A hilar lymphadenectomy was performed in all cases of malignancy. Our surgical technique is described. Our findings demonstrate the feasibility of performing major video-assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary resections, even though the definite role of this procedure in the management of lung cancer must still be defined.

Major pulmonary resections : pneumonectomies and lobectomies / G.C. Roviaro, F. Varoli, C. Rebuffat, C. Vergani, A. D'Hoore, S.M. Scalambra, M. Maciocco, F. Grignani. - In: ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY. - ISSN 0003-4975. - 56:3(1993 Sep), pp. 779-783. [10.1016/0003-4975(93)90979-R]

Major pulmonary resections : pneumonectomies and lobectomies

G.C. Roviaro
Primo
;
F. Varoli
Secondo
;
C. Rebuffat;C. Vergani;M. Maciocco
Penultimo
;
1993

Abstract

We report on our experience in 20 patients who underwent major thoracoscopic pulmonary resections between October 1991 and November 1992. These consist of 2 left pneumonectomies, 17 lobectomies, and 1 segmentectomy. The indications were strictly limited to benign pulmonary diseases and stage I (TNM) primary lung cancer. A hilar lymphadenectomy was performed in all cases of malignancy. Our surgical technique is described. Our findings demonstrate the feasibility of performing major video-assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary resections, even though the definite role of this procedure in the management of lung cancer must still be defined.
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