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Nihon Kyobu Geka Gakkai Zasshi. 1997 Apr;45(4):628-31.

[Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for a 89-year-old patient with primary lung cancer--report of a case].

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  • 1Department of Surgery, National Sanatorium Nishigunma Hospital, Gunma, Japan.


A 89-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of a relatively defined shadow of the right peripheral lung in chest roentgenograms. Although this case couldn't be diagnosed with transbronchial lung biopsy, adenocarcinoma of the lung (c-T1N0M0) was suspected because of radiological findings. We planned video-assisted pulmonary partial resection of the S6 in consideration of age and general status. Her postoperative courses was uneventful with no complications. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is one of the treatments for elderly patients with peripheral early stage lung cancer.

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