Article Abstract

Is the video-assisted pulmonary segmentectomy the preferred approach to the early stage non-small cell lung cancer?

Authors: Alessandro Pardolesi, Luca Bertolaccini, Ugo Pastorino


Over the last ten years, the widespread adoption of the lung cancer screening programs together with improvements in imaging modalities, have led to diagnosing a more considerable number of small solid lung tumour (<1 cm) and ground-glass opacity (GGO). Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy is considered the preferred treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) even if though many types of research have recently demonstrated the promising oncological efficacy of the VATS anatomical segmentectomies for stage IA lung cancer (1,2).