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

Abstract

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).