The decision making and techniques in lung cancer patients with aortic resection and reconstruction: surgery for lung cancer with aortic wall invasion

Tugba Cosgun, Erkan Kaba, Kemal Ayalp, Alper Toker


Thenumber of operations performed worldwide for T4 is still limited although thecomplete anatomical resection is the best treatment option for non-small celllung cancer (NSCLC). Aortic invasion and its surgical treatment is accepted asone of the extreme situations. Surgical management with low morbidity andmortality, complete en bloc resection with microscopically clear marginswith no nodal disease, and inclusion of multimodality treatment may increasesurvival.