Article Abstract

The significance of pulmonary fissure completeness in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

Authors: Seokkee Lee, Jin Gu Lee


One of the major treatment options for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer is surgical resection. Among the several resection subtypes, anatomical lobectomy remains the standard treatment of choice. Since the introduction of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in the 1990s, there has been a paradigm shift in lung cancer surgery. VATS has developed considerably as a technique and is widely accepted in lung cancer treatment. This minimally invasive approach has several advantages over traditional thoracotomy, such as faster recovery, reduced pain, shorter hospital-stay duration, and fewer morbidities (1,2).