Article Abstract

How to decrease technical obstacles to difficult video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery segmentectomy?

Authors: Wolfram Karenovics, Michel Gonzalez


Based on the Lung Cancer Group Study, lobectomy is still considered the gold standard for early stage lung cancer management (1). However, the increased use of chest-CT screening program and detection of small nodules or ground glass opacities of diameter smaller than 2 cm have raised the question of the adequacy of sublobar resection.