Lung Cancer: Clinical and Surgical Specifications

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This book focuses on the lung cancer, which is the mostly encountered, and one of the most challenging malignant disease of the world. Worldwide, the annual number of new cases of lung cancer is ...
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Lung Cancer Surgery Part D: Lobectomies

Pp. 268-278 (11)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608054428113010017

Author(s): Kamil Kaynak, Ahmet Demirkaya


The aim of surgical treatment of NSLC is complete resection. Lobectomy remains the definitive resections because it is an anatomic resection that assures the regional lymph nodes that course along the lobar bronchus and thus provides the best staging information and local control. The risk of pulmonary resection depends on both patient characteristics (i.e. FEV1, DLCO etc.), and type of resection (i.e. pneumonectomy, lobectomy, segmentectomy; open thoracotomy vs. VATS). The posterolateral position is used for lobectomy because it gives the surgeon the greatest maneuverability. Key points in the performance of lobectomy are mobilization of the lobe, fissure dissection and management of the vessels and bronchus.


Lung carcinoma, resection, lobe.