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Physiopathology aspects of anatomical video-assisted thoracic surgery resections: current status and prospects of development

  
@article{JOVS17233,
	author = {Majed Refai and Marco Andolfi and Armando Sabbatini},
	title = {Physiopathology aspects of anatomical video-assisted thoracic surgery resections: current status and prospects of development},
	journal = {The Journal of Visualized Surgery},
	volume = {3},
	number = {11},
	year = {2017},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Pulmonary lobectomy remains the gold standard therapy for early-stage lung cancer. With the spread of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), surgeons began using this approach also to perform lobectomies, becoming progressively widespread worldwide. However some early-stage lung cancer patients are of questionable eligibility for open lobectomy being considered at high-risk to develop postoperative complications due to compromised pulmonary function or cardiopulmonary reserve. Herein we evaluate pathophysiology of VATS, focusing on: the correlation between the traditional predictors of outcome and overall complications, the current status of different VATS approaches and the role of VATS segmentectomy in high-risk patients, unable to tolerate lobectomy for their compromised cardiopulmonary reserve.},
	url = {http://jovs.amegroups.com/article/view/17233}
}