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VATS Lobectomy Has Better Perioperative Outcomes Than Open Lobectomy: CALGB 31001, an Ancillary Analysis of CALGB 140202 (Alliance)

Monday, February 2, 2015

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Chukwumere E. Nwogu, Jonathan D’Cunha, Herbert Pang, Lin Gu, Xiaofei Wang, William G. Richards, Linda J. Veit, Todd L. Demmy, David J. Sugarbaker, Leslie J. Kohman, Scott J. Swanson, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology

This study propensity-score matched patients from a cohort who underwent resection for stage I or II lung cancer and compared 175 pairs who underwent VATS or open lobectomy.  The VATS group experienced shorter hospital length of stay, fewer complications, and more frequent discharge to home.  Survival was similar.

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