Article Abstract

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy for lung cancer: the state of art

Authors: Roberto Crisci, Mirko Barone, Francesca Gabriele, Luca Procaccini, Gino Zaccagna, William Di Francescantonio, Duilio Divisi

Abstract

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy represents, nowadays, the gold standard for the treatment of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This approach provides a viable alternative to open lobectomy, in terms of radical oncological surgery and of low incidence of complications, as a consequence of sustained innovations and improvements, due to the new available technology devices. Aim of the study was to evaluate the benefits and feasibility of such minimally invasive approaches throughout a careful review of the literature.