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Authors Donington JS, Blasberg JD
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Journal Thorac Surg Clin Volume: 22 Issue: 1 Pages: 55-65, vi
Publish Date 2012 Feb
PubMed ID 22108689
Abstract

The preferred treatment of stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is anatomic resection with systematic mediastinal lymph node evaluation. However, 20% of patients with operable lung cancer are not candidates for this type of resection. Recent advancements in radiology-guided technologies have expanded the treatment options for high-risk patients with early-stage NSCLC. There has simultaneously been resurgence in interest and refinement of indications and techniques for sublobar resection in this population. While these treatments appear to have decreased peri-procedural morbidity and mortality, their oncologic efficacy compared to that of lobectomy remains to be determined.

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