Article Abstract

Robotic surgery can extend surgical indication in patients with lung cancer and impaired function

Authors: Giulia Veronesi, Pietro Bruschini, Pierluigi Novellis


The topic of the careful assessment of respiratory function has always been of great importance in the evaluation of the risk of a surgical patient (1-4) but it is even more relevant today since non-surgical local treatment using stereotactic radiotherapy is emerging as a valid alternative to surgery in patients with increased surgical risks due to impaired cardio respiratory function (5).