No drain policy for “ultimate” enhanced recovery after surgery

Takuro Miyazaki, Takeshi Nagayasu

Abstract

It is a great honor to write an Editorial Commentary for the article “No drain after thoracoscopic major lung resection for cancer helps preserve the physical function”, which was published recently in Annals of Thoracic Surgery. First, I would like to congratulate Dr. Ueda and colleagues for their excellent contributions to the study of chest-tube management; that is, a no-chest-drain policy (NCDP) after thoracoscopic major lung resection (1-3). We read this valuable study with great interest.