Is segmentectomy indicative for small-sized non-small cell lung cancer in the basal segments with a small ground-glass opacity component?

Terumoto Koike, Akihiro Nakamura, Yuki Shimizu, Tatsuya Goto, Akihiko Kitahara, Seijiro Sato, Masanori Tsuchida


The current issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery has published the remarkable work of Nishio and associates (1) which contributes to a deeper understanding of the locoregional control and postoperative long-term outcomes after an intentional extended segmentectomy for peripheral non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) of ≤2 cm.