Article Abstract

The time for VATS segmentectomy has come

Authors: Hiroyuki Oizumi


The number of reports comparing segmentectomy and lobectomy is increasing. The outcomes of segmentectomy for peripheral non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) ≤2 cm seem to be favorable, and several prospective trials involving intentional limited resection have been conducted. However, the inclusion criteria should be considered carefully to prevent local recurrence after segmentectomy.