Preoperative localization of indeterminate pulmonary nodules before videothoracoscopic resection

M. Paci, V. Annessi, F. Giovanardi, G. Ferrari, S. De Franco, C. Casali, G. Sgarbi

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Abstract

Background: The management of a solitary pulmonary nodule is the subject of debate and minimally invasive diagnostic approaches have low sensitivity for small peripheral nodules. We discuss the role of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in the management of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs) ≤1 cm performed with a preoperatory computed tomography-guided wire localization. Methods: Thirty-five selected patients underwent VATS resection for SPN, with localization by guide wire before surgery. Results: Seven patients, after VATS exploration, underwent thoracotomy because of pleuropulmonary adhesions, depth or dimensions. Histological diagnosis was obtained in all procedures; there was no postoperative morbility or morbidity. Conclusion: Preoperative computed tomography hookwire localization is a suitable strategy for peripheral nodules ≤1 cm in diameter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-511
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
Lung
Tomography
Thoracotomy
Morbidity

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Hook-wire technique
  • Preoperative localization
  • Pulmonary nodule
  • Videothoracoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Preoperative localization of indeterminate pulmonary nodules before videothoracoscopic resection. / Paci, M.; Annessi, V.; Giovanardi, F.; Ferrari, G.; De Franco, S.; Casali, C.; Sgarbi, G.

In: Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2002, p. 509-511.

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Paci, M. ; Annessi, V. ; Giovanardi, F. ; Ferrari, G. ; De Franco, S. ; Casali, C. ; Sgarbi, G. / Preoperative localization of indeterminate pulmonary nodules before videothoracoscopic resection. In: Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques. 2002 ; Vol. 16, No. 3. pp. 509-511.
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