Chapter 12. Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lung Cancer

  1. Jack A. Roth MD, F.A.C.S.1,
  2. James D. Cox MD2 and
  3. Waun Ki Hong MD, D.M.Sc. (Hon.)3
  1. Michael Kent,
  2. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera and
  3. James Luketich

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696330.ch12

Lung Cancer, Third Edition

Lung Cancer, Third Edition

How to Cite

Kent, M., Alvelo-Rivera, M. and Luketich, J. (2008) Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lung Cancer, in Lung Cancer, Third Edition (eds J. A. Roth, J. D. Cox and W. K. Hong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696330.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor and Bud Johnson Clinical Distinguished Chair, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Director, W.M. Keck Center for Innovative Cancer Therapies, Chief, Section of Thoracic Molecular Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  2. 2

    Professor and Head, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    American Cancer Society Professor, Samsung Distinguished University Chair in Cancer Medicine, Professor and Head, Division of Cancer Medicine Professor, Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151122

Online ISBN: 9780470696330

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Keywords:

  • lung cancer;
  • invasive surgery;
  • thoracoscopic lobectomy;
  • nodal clearance;
  • postthoracotomy pain

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Technique of Thoracoscopic Lobectomy

  • Contraindications to Thoracoscopic Lobectomy

  • Benefits of Thoracoscopic Lobectomy

  • VATS Lobectomy Summary

  • Limited Resection for Lung Cancer

  • Future Directions

  • References