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Thoracoscopic left superior segmentectomy for primary lung adenocarcinoma

Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2010;10(03). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2921

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This 59-old male patient, smoker, has a previous history of thymoma that was operated upon 15 years ago by sternotomy. He presented with a large nodule in the superior segment of the left lower lobe. Bronchoscopy was normal. A biopsy was performed under CT-scan control and revealed a primary adenocarcinoma TTF1+. 18-FDG scintigraphy showed a significant and isolated fixation. Because of the impaired respiratory function, a limited resection was decided upon, i.e, a resection of the superior segment of the left lower lobe 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