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The purpose of this study was to summarize and discuss the application of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in the treatment of 58 chest cancers.
The 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.
All 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.
VATS 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 indications.
No preview · Article · Feb 2010 · The Chinese-German Journal of Clinical Oncology