Major pulmonary resections: Pneumonectomies and lobectomies

Giancarlo Roviaro, Federico Varoli, Carlo Rebuffat, Contardo Vergani, André D'Hoore, Silvio Marco Scalambra, Marco Maciocco, Fabrizio Grignani

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We report on our experience in 20 patients who underwent major thoracoscopic pulmonary resections between October 1991 and November 1992. These consist of 2 left pneumonectomies, 17 lobectomies, and 1 segmentectomy. The indications were strictly limited to benign pulmonary diseases and stage I (TNM) primary lung cancer. A hilar lymphadenectomy was performed in all cases of malignancy. Our surgical technique is described. Our findings demonstrate the feasibility of performing major video-assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary resections, even though the definite role of this procedure in the management of lung cancer must still be defined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-783
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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