ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to summarize and discuss the application of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in the
treatment of 58 chest cancers.
MethodsThe clinical data of 58 patients with thoracic tumor were analyzed retrospectively in treatment with VATS from July 2005 to
June 2007. The surgery treatments included pulmonary wedge resection, enucleation of esophageal leiomyoma, bronchogenic cyst
excision, mediastinal cyst excision, etc.
ResultsAll patients were treated with VATS. Three patients of those with lung cancer underwent open-chest lobectomy resection. All
patients had no death and few complications, and all discharged.
ConclusionVATS has advantages of less trauma, suffering light, quick recovery and small postoperative complications and has a great
advantage in the treatment of chest benign tumors. But in the treatment of chest malignant tumors we should strictly control
Key wordsthoracic tumor-video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
The Chinese-German Journal of Clinical Oncology 02/2010; 9(2):106-108. DOI:10.1007/s10330-009-0193-5