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Video-assisted pulmonary metastectomy is equivalent to thoracotomy regarding resection status and survival

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Markowiak, Till ; Dakkak, Beshir ; Loch, Elena ; Großer, Christian ; Klinkhammer-Schalke, Monika ; Hofmann, Hans-Stefan ; Ried, Michael
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 21 Feb 2022 09:47


Background Surgical resection of pulmonary metastases leads to prolonged survival if strictly indicated. Usually, thoracotomy with manual palpation of the entire lung with lymph node dissection or sampling is performed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in pulmonary metastectomy with curative intent. Methods In this study, all patients ...


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