Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Lobectomy for Lung Cancer

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Surgical resection is currently the gold standard in operable patients with early-stage lung cancer. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy is a technique that has technically evolved and grown increasingly popular over the past two decades. This article presents the evolution, definition, current application, and some of the controversies surrounding VATS lobectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-38
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013


  • Lobectomy
  • Lung cancer
  • Surgery
  • VATS


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