Article Abstract

Prevention is better than cure!

Authors: Mariagrazia Lorusso, Angela De Palma, Giulia De Iaco, Giuseppe Marulli


The development of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in the treatment of lung cancer allowed to reduce morbidity related to thoracotomy approach. In case in which the tumor invades the hilum directly or in case of hilar (N1) nodal disease it may be extremely difficult or dangerous to accomplish a radical resection by thoracoscopic approach due to some technical limitations.