Anatomic segmentectomy for the solitary pulmonary nodule and early-stage lung cancer

Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 05/31/2012

Anatomic segmentectomy provides acceptable morbidity and mortality when approaching the IPN. Cancer is identified in 86% of lesions. Complete surgical resection can be achieved with generous parenchymal margins and thorough nodal staging for small, peripheral stage IA non–small cell lung cancer. The use of anatomic segmentectomy should be considered in this era of competing image–guided diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to peripheral lung pathology.

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