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Sleeve lobectomy may provide better outcomes than pneumonectomy for non–small cell lung cancer. A decade in a nationwide study

Monday, March 27, 2017

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Disease


Pierre-Benoit Pagès, Pierre Mordant, Stéphane Renaud, Laurent Brouchet, Pascal-Alexandre Thomas, Marcel Dahan, Alain Bernard for the Epithor Project

Evidence for the benefit of sleeve lobectomy over pneumonectomy for lung cancer is limited.  This 10 year retrospective nationwide study compared propensity score matched sleeve resection and pneumonectomy patients (794 in each group).  Postoperative outcomes and long-term disease-free survival were superior in the sleeve resection patients when matched patients were evaluated, but this advantage did not hold when treatment weighting was considered. 

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