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Benefits of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer


Anatomic lung resection remains the gold standard in the treatment of lung cancer. The traditional approach has been an open thoracotomy with anatomic lobectomy. The approach to the operation has continued to evolve, transitioning from large thoracotomy incisions to smaller muscle sparing incisions to video-assisted thoracic surgery.

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