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VATS nodal dissection: can it be comprehensive?

K Amer, MD, FRCS
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jun 2016;16(06). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03enamer005

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VATS major pulmonary resections for lung cancer have been controversial because some surgeons doubted that thoracoscopic lymph node dissection could be as radical as during an open surgery. Dr. Amer outlines a rational approach to VATS lymph node dissection. The pictures clearly demonstrate that it is comprehensive and matches the criteria of an oncologic resection.