Revista Cubana de Cirugía
version ISSN 0034-7493
MARTIN GONZALEZ, Miguel Ángel; PLACERES, Augusto Zoilo and PEREZ PALENZUELA, Javier. Video-thoracoscopic lobectomy in treatment of lung cancer. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2012, vol.51, n.1, pp. 17-23. ISSN 0034-7493.
Introduction: the video-thoracoscopic access to resection of lung cancer is an alternative for the open surgery for a disease in I and II stages. Objective: to value the implementation of this technique in our environment and thus, authors studied the following variables: tumor location, surgical time, open surgery conversion, bleeding, type of resection, incision size, hospital stay, morbility and mortality. Methods: a descriptive study was conducted in patients presenting with lung carcinoma, seen in the "Hermanos Ameijeiras" Clinical Surgical Hospital from October, 2009 to March, 2010 and from January-February, 2011 to analyze the situation of 5 patients with 5 cm or less malignant tumors of peripheral location but without infiltration of the thoracic wall, mediastinal or hilum-pulmonary disease and also without a previous surgery of the involved hemithorax. Results: four patients underwent a pulmonary lobectomy and another one a middle and inferior bi-lobectomy. The surgical time fluctuates between 210 and 420 min, with a mean of 330. There was neither conversion nor surgical accident. The incision size varied from 2.5 to 3.8 cm with a mean of 3.5. A patient with bronchoalveolar adenocarcinoma and positive mediastinal ganglia deceased at 4 months due metastatic disease. Conclusions: the video-thoracoscopic pulmonary resection from pulmonary cancer is feasible and of a immediate benefit for the patient in our environment.
Keywords : lung cancer; pulmonary lobectomy; video-thoracoscopy.