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Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2017, XXIII/3: 111-116 Maximize

Int. Rev. Allergol. Clin. Immunol. Family Med., 2017, XXIII/3: 111-116

Title: Advances in surgical treatment of lung cancer – application of the VATS technique in anatomical lung resection 

Author: Dziedzic D. 

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04-03-2017

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Advances in surgical treatment of lung cancer – application of the VATS technique in anatomical lung resection

Dziedzic D.

Clinic of Surgery, Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Warsaw

Int Rev Allergol Clin Immunol Family Med, 2017; Vol. 23, No. 3, 111

Since the introduction of anatomic lung resection by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was introduced 20 years ago, VATS has experienced major advances in both equipment and technique, introducing a technical challenge in the surgical treatment of both benign and malignant lung disease. The demonstrated safety, decreased morbidity, and equivalent efficacy of this minimally invasive technique has led to the acceptance of VATS as a standard surgical modality for early-stage lung cancer and increasing application to more advanced disease. Formerly there was much debate about the feasibility of the technique in cancer surgery and proper lymph node handling. Although there is a lack of proper randomized studies, it is now generally accepted that the outcome of a VATS procedure is at least not inferior to a resection via a traditional thoracotomy.

Key words: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)