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Thoracoscopic left lower lobectomy for stage I lung carcinoma

Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2010;10(03). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2908

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This 53-year-old female smoker has an undetermined excavated 2cm nodule in the left lower lobe. Bronchoscopy was normal. A biopsy was performed under CT-scan control but was non contributive. 18-FDG scintigraphy showed a significant and isolated fixation. It was decided to perform a left thoracoscopy, a new biopsy under thoracoscopic control and in case of positive frozen section a totally endoscopic left lower lobectomy with radical lymph node dissection. This technique is presented in the book : D. Gossot Atlas of endoscopic major pulmonary resections (2010) Springer-Verlag France www.springer.com/978-2-287-99776-1