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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106619/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-in-patients-with-previous-sternotomy-and-cardiac-surgery
#1
Derek R Serna-Gallegos, Heather E Merry, Robert J McKenna
OBJECTIVE: Although video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has become a standard approach for early-stage 1 lung cancer, concerns exist regarding potential damage to the heart or bypass grafts when VATS is performed after cardiac surgery via median sternotomy. We could find only case reports regarding VATS lobectomy after sternotomy for cardiac surgery. Therefore, we reviewed our series of patients who underwent VATS anatomic resections after sternotomy for cardiac surgery. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2010, there were 87 patients who underwent 88 pulmonary resections after sternotomy for coronary artery bypass grafting (64), valve replacement or repair (12), coronary artery bypass graft and valve replacement (6), and transplant (5)...
January 19, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103973/-propensity-score-matching-analysis-of-vats-lobectomy-and-sublobar-resection-for-stage-i-lung-adenocarcinoma
#2
Yang Liu, Shengyi Zhong, Qihua He, Jianrong Zhang, Xuewei Chen, Minzhang Guo, Jianxing He
BACKGROUND: National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines recommend video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) anatomical lobectomy as the first choice for the treatment of resectable lung cancer. However, sublobar resection offers significantly better functional preservation compared with lobectomy for stage I lung cancer. At present, the inferiority of sublobar resection to lobectomy is still uncertain. Herein, we compared the prognoses of these two types of surgical treatment for stage I lung adenocarcinoma...
January 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103971/-surgical-treatment-of-small-pulmonary-nodules-under-video-assisted-thoracoscopy-%C3%A2-a-report-of-129-cases
#3
Tong Wang, Tiansheng Yan, Feng Wan, Shaohua Ma, Keyi Wang, Jingdi Wang, Jintao Song, Wei He, Jie Bai, Liang Jin
BACKGROUND: The development of image technology has led to increasing detection of pulmonary small nodules year by year, but the determination of their nature before operation is difficult. This clinical study aimed to investigate the necessity and feasibility of surgical resection of pulmonary small nodules through a minimally invasive approach and the operational manner of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: The clinical data of 129 cases with pulmonary small nodule of 10 mm or less in diameter were retrospectively analyzed in our hospital from December 2013 to November 2016...
January 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103143/video-assisted-thoracic-surgical-lobectomy-for-lung-cancer-description-of-a-learning-curve
#4
Fei Yao, Jian Wang, Ju Yao, Fangrong Hang, Shiqi Cao, Yongke Cao
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracic surgical (VATS) lobectomy is gaining popularity in the treatment of lung cancer. The aim of this study is to investigate the learning curve of VATS lobectomy by using multidimensional methods and to compare the learning curve groups with respect to perioperative clinical outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a prospective database to identify 67 consecutive patients who underwent VATS lobectomy for lung cancer by a single surgeon...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096840/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-vats-right-upper-lobectomy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-an-azygos-lobe
#5
Ozgur Samancilar, Tevfik İlker Akçam, Seyda Ors Kaya, Serpil Sevinc, Onur Akcay, Kenan Can Ceylan
Although it is not a pathologically significant entity, cases of azygos lobe (AL) are interesting due to the difficulty of performing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) procedures in the affected patients and the presence of a congenital malformation. Currently, videothoracoscopic surgery has advanced to such a level that most thoracic procedures can be performed with video assistance. However, some technical difficulties may arise in cases with anatomical anomalies such as AL. This report presents the case of a patient with an azygos lobe who underwent videothoracoscopic lung resection due to the presence of non-small-cell lung carcinoma in the upper lobe of the right lung...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066672/intraoperative-molecular-imaging-to-identify-lung-adenocarcinomas
#6
REVIEW
Andrew D Newton, Gregory T Kennedy, Jarrod D Predina, Philip S Low, Sunil Singhal
Intraoperative molecular imaging is a promising new technology with numerous applications in lung cancer surgery. Accurate identification of small nodules and assessment of tumor margins are two challenges in pulmonary resections for cancer, particularly with increasing use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). One potential solution to these problems is intraoperative use of a fluorescent contrast agent to improve detection of cancer cells. This technology requires both a targeted fluorescent dye that will selectively accumulate in cancer cells and a specialized imaging system to detect the cells...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063672/c-reactive-protein-crp-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-colorectal-cancer-after-surgical-resection-of-pulmonary-metastases
#7
Cong Li, Qi Xu, Lei Chen, Cong Luo, Jieer Ying, Jinshi Liu
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary metastases occur in up to 25% of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Many studies have reported that pulmonary metastasectomy might increase 5-year survival of these patients. The aim of this study was to describe our experience with pulmonary metastasectomy for metastatic colorectal cancer and to explore the prognostic value of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and other factors. METHODS: Between June 2002 and December 2013, the clinicopathological data of 88 patients who underwent resection of pulmonary metastases from colorectal carcinoma were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed...
January 4, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059973/long-term-survival-based-on-the-surgical-approach-to-lobectomy-for-clinical-stage-i-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-comparison-of-robotic-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-and-thoracotomy-lobectomy
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Hao-Xian Yang, Kaitlin M Woo, Camelia S Sima, Manjit S Bains, Prasad S Adusumilli, James Huang, David J Finley, Nabil P Rizk, Valerie W Rusch, David R Jones, Bernard J Park
OBJECTIVE: To compare the long-term outcomes among robotic, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), and open lobectomy in stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). BACKGROUND: Survival comparisons between robotic, VATS, and open lobectomy in NSCLC have not yet been reported. Some studies have suggested that survival after VATS is superior, for unclear reasons. METHODS: Three cohorts (robotic, VATS, and open) of clinical stage I NSCLC patients were matched by propensity score and compared to assess overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS)...
February 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039718/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-mitigates-adverse-oncological-effects-of-delayed-adjuvant-chemotherapy-for-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-patients
#9
Xiaogang Jing, Ying Lin, Beifeng Zhang, Guojun Zhang
PURPOSE: Delaying adjuvant chemotherapy initiation >8 weeks after radical lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) adversely affects overall survival. The effect of video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy (VATS) on adjuvant chemotherapy initiation is yet unclear. This study aimed to determine if using VATS for NSCLC resection affected the timing of adjuvant chemotherapy and oncological outcomes. METHODS: Patients who underwent radical lobectomy for pathological stage II or IIIA NSCLC and received adjuvant chemotherapy between January 2009 and January 2016 were identified from a prospectively maintained lung cancer database...
November 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026848/three-dimensional-ct-angiography-of-the-pulmonary-veins-and-their-anatomical-variations-involvement-in-vats-lobectomy-for-lung-cancer
#10
Alex Fourdrain, Florence De Dominicis, Marie Bensussan, Jules Iquille, Sophie Lafitte, David Michel, Pascal Berna
BACKGROUND: Identification and section of pulmonary veins are an essential part of anatomical pulmonary resections. Intraoperative misunderstandings of pulmonary venous anatomy can lead to serious complications such as bleeding and delayed lung infarction or necrosis. We evaluated principally the rate of pulmonary venous anatomical variations, and secondarily the reliability and clinical outcomes of a preoperative morphological analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between November 2012 and October 2013, we studied 100 consecutive patients with highly suspected or diagnosed stage I-II primitive lung cancer lesion...
December 27, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009427/first-italian-consensus-conference-on-vats-lobectomy-for-nsclc
#11
Mario Nosotti, Andrea Droghetti, Luca Luzzi, Piergiorgio Solli, Roberto Crisci
PURPOSE: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has become an accepted procedure for the treatment of selected cases of lung cancer. The aim of this project was to establish national practical recommendations for the management of patients suitable for VATS lobectomy. METHODS: The Scientific Committee of the VATS Lobectomy Group (a branch of the Italian Society of Thoracic Surgery) identified the consensus conference as an appropriate tool for a national debate...
December 19, 2016: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005439/early-lung-cancer-detection-by-low-dose-ct-screening-therapeutic-implications
#12
Marjolein A Heuvelmans, Harry J M Groen, Matthijs Oudkerk
Lung cancer screening by low-dose chest computed tomography is currently implemented in the U.S. After implementation of screening, a stage shift may be observed from around 15% stage I non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) in routine clinical practice to up to 70% in screening patients. This indicates a move in treatment options from advanced to early lung cancers, especially in those with small suspected intrapulmonary nodules. Areas covered: We have reviewed the current status of lung cancer screening from the different randomized controlled lung cancer screening studies and the clinical evidence so far for both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for (screen-detected) stage I NSCLC...
December 30, 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003030/prognostic-value-of-p53-for-colorectal-cancer-after-surgical-resection-of-pulmonary-metastases
#13
Cong Li, Qi Xu, Lei Chen, Cong Luo, Yinbo Chen, Jieer Ying
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary metastases occur in up to 25% of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Many studies have reported that pulmonary metastasectomy might increase 5-year survival of these patients. The aim of this study was to describe our experience with pulmonary metastasectomy for metastatic colorectal cancer and to explore the prognostic value of p53 overexpression and other factors. METHODS: Between July 2002 and December 2013, the clinicopathological data of 88 patients with colorectal carcinoma who underwent pulmonary metastases resection were retrospectively reviewed and analyzed...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996367/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-is-the-preferred-approach-following-induction-chemotherapy
#14
Mohamed K Kamel, Abu Nasar, Brendon M Stiles, Nasser K Altorki, Jeffrey L Port
OBJECTIVE: A video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical (VATS) resection, after induction chemotherapy, has long been considered a relative contraindication. We report our experience with VATS lobectomy after induction chemotherapy for patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with propensity-matched group of patients, who underwent an open approach, to determine safety and oncological outcome. METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospective database (2002-2014) was performed to identify patients undergoing potentially curative lobectomy for NSCLC after induction therapy...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938908/establishing-a-dedicated-general-thoracic-surgery-subspecialty-program-improves-lung-cancer-outcomes
#15
Mitchell J Magee, Morley A Herbert, Lynn Tumey, Syma L Prince
BACKGROUND: Various factors may influence outcomes after lobectomy for lung cancer. Postgraduate subspecialty training in general thoracic surgery with a focus on minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and thoracic oncology was completed by an established cardiothoracic surgeon on the hospital staff in July 2007, and principles emphasized in that training were incorporated into practice through formation of a subspecialty program. We hypothesized that establishing a dedicated general thoracic surgeon-lead subspecialty program, with focus on MIS and thoracic oncology, would improve short-term and long-term outcomes...
December 8, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867563/single-port-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-propensity-matched-comparative-analysis
#16
Fuqiang Dai, Shenglan Meng, Longyong Mei, Chen Guan, Zheng Ma
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)-assisted lobectomy is widely used to treat non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). There are no reports concerning the comparison between single-port VATS and two-port VATS in treating NSCLC. This study aimed to compare the perioperative and short-term follow-up results between these two methods for treating NSCLC. METHODS: A retrospective surgical evaluation of patients undergoing either single-port VATS or two-port VATS for NSCLC between January 2013 and June 2015 was conducted...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855709/thoracotomy-is-better-than-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-in-the-lymph-node-dissection-of-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Wenxiong Zhang, Yiping Wei, Han Jiang, Jianjun Xu, Dongliang Yu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate which surgical method is better in lymph node (LN) dissection of lung cancer. METHODS: A comprehensive search of PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, ScienceDirect, the Cochrane Library, Scopus, and Google Scholar was performed to identify studies comparing thoracoscopic lobectomy (video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) group) and thoracotomy (open group) in LN dissection. RESULTS: Twenty-nine articles met the inclusion criteria and involved 2763 patients in the VATS group and 3484 patients in the open group...
November 17, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826728/rib-resection-using-a-pneumatic-high-speed-power-drill-system-for-lung-cancer-with-chest-wall-invasion-our-clinical-experience
#18
Yuichiro Ueda, Tatsuo Nakagawa, Toshiya Toyazaki, Naohisa Chiba, Masashi Gotoh
Rib resection for chest wall tumors, including lung cancer with chest wall invasion, is usually performed through open thoracotomy. Resection of part of the external rib cage requires an elongated or additional incision depending on the location and extension of the tumor, eventually becoming more invasive to patients. We recently introduced a technique of rib resection using a pneumatic high-speed power drill system known as "air tome". This novel technique is easy to perform through a small incision or even via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in selected patients...
November 8, 2016: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825690/variation-in-hospital-adoption-rates-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-for-lung-cancer-and-the-effect-on-outcomes
#19
Zaid M Abdelsattar, Mark S Allen, K Robert Shen, Stephen D Cassivi, Francis C Nichols, Dennis A Wigle, Shanda H Blackmon
BACKGROUND: This study examined the variation in the adoption of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for lobectomy across United States hospitals from a population-based national database. METHODS: We used the National Cancer Data Base to identify patients undergoing lobectomy between 2010 and 2012 and used hierarchical regression to estimate case-mix-adjusted VATS lobectomy rates using patient and tumor characteristics. We stratified hospitals into quintiles by adjusted VATS lobectomy rates...
February 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823756/comparison-of-pulmonary-function-tests-and-perioperative-outcomes-after-robotic-assisted-pulmonary-lobectomy-vs-segmentectomy
#20
Maria F Echavarria, Anna M Cheng, Frank O Velez-Cubian, Emily P Ng, Carla C Moodie, Joseph R Garrett, Jacques P Fontaine, Lary A Robinson, Eric M Toloza
BACKGROUND: Lobectomy is standard treatment for early-stage lung cancer, but sublobar resection remains debated. We compared outcomes after robotic-assisted video-assisted thoracoscopic (R-VATS) segmentectomy vs lobectomy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 251 consecutive patients who underwent R-VATS lobectomy (n = 208) or segmentectomy (n = 43) by a single surgeon over 36 months. Pulmonary function tests and perioperative outcomes were compared using Chi-squared test, unpaired Student t test, or Kruskal-Wallis test, with significance at P ≤ ...
December 2016: American Journal of Surgery
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