Data in the STS Database indicate that invasive mediastinal staging is underused in patients undergoing resection for non-small cell lung cancer, and that the pattern of use varies widely among the participants. Use of guidelines outlining indications for invasive mediastinal staging should be encouraged.
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Lung Cancer - Surgery
Invasive Mediastinal Staging for Lung Cancer by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database Participants
September 26, 2018
September 25, 2018
A seismic shift occurred today when the NELSON screening trial results were presented at the IASLC 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer (
In Global News: Cyclist Will Bike 50-Mile Race Two Months After Quintuple Bypass Surgery, AI Tool to Diagnose Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, and On-Pump Versus Off-Pump CABG
September 21, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest A man who received quintuple bypass surgery in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, plans to cycle a 50-mile race only two months later.
Loss of Buoyancy Control Following a Pneumonectomy: An Update on Keeling Syndrome With a Biomechanics-Based Explanation
September 11, 2018
The Editorial Group is grateful to Dr Manos Kapetanakis for bringing to our attention their small case series on a ' lifestyle' late complication of pneumonectomy for malignancy. It will be challenging to guide the swimmer with curable central pulmonary cancer in making an informed decision on the strength of the sporadic Keeling Syndrome.
August 21, 2018
For high volume surgeons (defined as 20 or more annual lobectomies), the use of a robotic approach had a lower conversion to open rate and a lower complication rate, while having a mean operating time that was 25 min longer on average compared to a VATS approach.
August 20, 2018
This provocative editorial outlines concepts that thoracic surgeons should understand in the era of immunotherapy for potentially resectable N2 disease.
Use of Indocyanine Green as a Mark for Intersegmental Plane During Thoracoscopic Segmentectomies: An Apparent Failure
August 1, 2018
This video demonstrates an apparent failure of indocyanine green for determination of the intersegmental plane; is it wrong or correct?
In Global News: World Lung Cancer Day, Percutaneous Tricuspid Repairs, and a Notebook for Cancer Treatment Management
July 27, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest
July 6, 2018
This retrospective study of 328 patients undergoing resection for non-small cell lung cancer demonstrated that sarcopenia determined by psoas muscle mass on computed tomography was associated with increased postoperative complications and was an independent predictor of survival.
Making Difficult Decisions in Lung Cancer: Oligometastasis, Ground Glass Opacities, Bilateral Lung Lesions, Surgery for Recurrence
July 5, 2018
Gilbert Massard of the Centre Hospitalier in Strasbourg, France, discusses difficult decisions in lung cancer treatment.