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Video-assisted thoracic surgery is increasingly being performed by many groups as surgical management for non-small cell lung cancer, only if it is technically possible. The role of this approach is unclear when you perform the lymphadenectomy . On the other hand the number of lymph nodes, stations sampled and lymph node ratio have a direct relationship with a correct pathologic staging, and thus with the prognosis.
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- 7.Lee PC, Kamel M, Nasar A, Ghaly G, Port JL, Paul S, Stiles BM, Andrews WG, Altorki NK. Lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer by video-assisted thoracic surgery: effects of cumulative institutional experience on adequacy of lymphadenectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101(3):1116–22.CrossRefGoogle Scholar