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Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Produces Long-Term Survival Similar to That with Open Lobectomy in Cases of Non–Small Cell Lung Carcinoma: A Propensity-Matched Analysis Using a Population-Based Cancer Registry

Thursday, August 4, 2016

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic Oncology


Bing-Yen Wang, Jing-Yang Huang, Ching-Hsiung Lin, Jiunn-Liang Ko, Chen-Te Chou, Yu-Chung Wu, Sheng-Hao Lin, Yung-Po Liaw

Using a Taiwanese national database, the authors evaluated long-term survival after VATS vs open lobectomy for lung cancer using propensity matching and multvariate analyses.  Among 5,222 patients, 2,164 (41%) had a VATS approach.  Propensity matching yielded 1848 patients in each group.  5-year survival was similar for the VATS and open groups (68.7% vs 65.5%).  Surgical resection was not an independent predictor of survival.

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