TITLE

Video-assisted Mini-thoracoscopy for Complete Resection of 28 Cases of Pleomorphic Carcinoma of the Lung

AUTHOR(S)
Xiangyang CHENG; Xinguo XIONG; Yuan QIU; Jun LIU; Hanzhang CHEN; Jianxing HE
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer;Aug2010, Vol. 13 Issue 8, p813
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background and objective Video-assisted mini-thoracoscopy (VAMT) has been used for pulmonary lobectomy for 20 years, which has many merits including small wound, less pain and quick recovery. VAMT is the tendency of pectoral minimally invasive surgical treatment. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of video-assisted mini-thoracoscopy (VAMT) for radical resection of pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung. Methods Complete resection of pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung was performed on 28 patients by VMAT. A 1.5 cm and a 6 cm to 8 cm incision was made during the operation. Both standard surgical instruments and thoracoscopic set were used to treat the pulmonary vessels, perform lobotomy, and remove the lymph nodes in the mediastinum and pulmonary portal. Results The operation was completed in all of the cases. No peri-operative death occurred. The total volume of hemorrhage was 200 mL to 450 mL (mean, 300 mL). The patients received chest drainage for 3 to 8 days after the operation (mean, 5 d). The time in hospital was 7 d-14 d (mean, 12 d). Five-year overall survival and disease-free survival were 39.2% and 47.1%, respectively. Follow-up was available in all 28 patients for up to 2 to 91 months. Among the 28 cases, only 2 patients died 2 months after the operation, the rest all live up over 1 year. 3-year survival rate was 60.7% (95%CI: 40.3%-81.1%). Conclusion VAMT is effective for radical resection of pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung in a short term. Combination the superiority of traditional procedure and VATS, so VAMT is safe and reliable for radical resection of pleomorphic carcinoma of the lung.
ACCESSION #
61289994

 

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