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Will minimally invasive sleeve resection become the future trend for treatment of advanced lung cancer?

Authors: Takayuki Kosaka, Kimihiro Shimizu, Seshiru Nakazawa, Kai Obayashi, Yoichi Ohtaki, Natsuko Kawatani, Takashi Ibe, Toshiki Yajima, Akira Mogi, Ken Shirabe


Caso et al. reported their outcomes of minimally invasive sleeve resection (1). Although the cohort is small, their outcomes were feasible and comparable to those of the open approach. However, will minimally invasive sleeve resection really become the next trend for treating advanced lung cancer, as is the case for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for early stage lung cancer?

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