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Intraoperative Conversion During Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy Resection for Lung Cancer Does Not Alter Survival

Friday, July 30, 2021

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Source Name: Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery


Alex Fourdrain, Olivier Georges, Sophie Lafitte, Jonathan Meynier, Pascal Berna
This article presents the assessment of long-term outcomes of patients treated by anatomical pulmonary resection with the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approach, VATS requiring intraoperative conversion to thoracotomy, or an upfront open thoracotomy for lung cancer surgery. The study found that VATS is favored when possible.

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