Wider implications of video-assisted thoracic surgery versus open approach for lung metastasectomy

Massimo Cajozzo, Alessandra Criscione, Damiano Calvo, Ector Soto Parra, Giuseppe Di Maria, Stefano Palmucci, Marcello Migliore, Corrado Spatola, Nicola Ciancio, Giuseppe Privitera

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Lung metastasectomy is considered a safe and potentially curative proceduredespite there is not a strong evidence that metastasectomy prolongs long-term survival inpatients with lung metastases. Moreover, the debate is open regarding the best approach forlung metastasectomy, video-assisted thoracic surgery versus open approach. A systematicreview of literature to clarify what is the best approach to prolong survival in patients withlung metastases was performed. Our study confirms that overall survival is equivalent forvideo-assisted thoracic surgery and thoracotomy, therefore the ‘gold standard’ surgicaltreatment for lung metastases remains a point of debate. The choice of the surgical approachstill depends more on the single center or surgeon practice than on strong scientific evidence.A prospective randomized trial could clarify the question.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)25-29
Numero di pagine5
RivistaFuture Oncology
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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