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Long-term benefits for the quality of life after video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy in patients with lung cancer.
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 1999 Dec; 9(6):403-8.SL

Abstract

Quality of life (QOL) after video-assisted thoracic surgical (VATS) lobectomy remains to be defined. Forty-four consecutive patients with clinical stage I lung cancer underwent lobectomy by the VATS approach (n = 22 patients) or thoracotomy approach (n = 22 patients). Acute pain was quantitated by postoperative narcotic requirements and the need for epidural anesthesia. Long-term QOL was assessed by questioning patients about the presence of chronic chest pain, ongoing limitations in arm or shoulder function, time until return to preoperative activity, and satisfaction with the operation. Patients who underwent VATS lobectomy had significant decreases in both acute and chronic chest pain and time until return to preoperative activity. Patients also had more confidence regarding wound size and their overall impression of the operation. In this series, VATS lobectomy was associated with long-term benefits for the QOL in patients with lung cancer. However, the exact role of this approach should be defined by carefully-designed controlled trials studying long-term survival.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Second Department of Surgery, Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Comparative Study
Controlled Clinical Trial
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10872623

Citation

Sugiura, H, et al. "Long-term Benefits for the Quality of Life After Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy in Patients With Lung Cancer." Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, vol. 9, no. 6, 1999, pp. 403-8.
Sugiura H, Morikawa T, Kaji M, et al. Long-term benefits for the quality of life after video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy in patients with lung cancer. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 1999;9(6):403-8.
Sugiura, H., Morikawa, T., Kaji, M., Sasamura, Y., Kondo, S., & Katoh, H. (1999). Long-term benefits for the quality of life after video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy in patients with lung cancer. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, 9(6), 403-8.
Sugiura H, et al. Long-term Benefits for the Quality of Life After Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Lobectomy in Patients With Lung Cancer. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 1999;9(6):403-8. PubMed PMID: 10872623.
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