Immune response after video-assisted thoracic surgery in non- small cell lung cancer patients

Mirko Barone, Giuseppe Cipollone, Felice Mucilli


Minor surgical stress with an early discharge represents a cornerstone of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). However, the immediate post-operative period is a crucial moment for the patients, since both adaptive and rehabilitative processes with modifications in lung dynamics occur due to neurovegetative and immunological responses.