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Topic: Robotic Lobectomy

A special issue of Mini-invasive Surgery

ISSN 2574-1225 (Online)

Submission deadline: 31 Jul 2019

Guest Editor(s)

  • Valérie Lacroix, MD, PhD
    Dept of Cardiovasc & Thorac Surg, Clin Univ St Luc, Brussels, Belgium.


Special Issue Introduction

Robotic lobectomy is the main thoracic procedure performed for oncological reasons, which has been rapidly evolving over this last decade, considering improved surgical techniques and enhanced technology systems. Operative indications are nowadays commonly extended for this technology considering the surgical technique, patient clinical stage and history. The procedure has rapidly been considered as effective as VATS and superior to thoracotomy, allowing significant reduction of the adverse perioperative and postoperative events. It has recently been cited by large systematic reviews as superior to VATS. Oncological operative radically, that mainly considers the completeness of lymph node resection and the nodal upstaging, and the survival outcomes have been confirmed to be similar to those of the open and VATS procedures. Postoperative quality of life and pain management evaluations as well as pulmonary recovery testing have shown superiority to open techniques and equivalence to VATS. Debates are still active over costs, seeing intra and postoperative respective implications, with a net economic effect that seems positive over open techniques.

Submission Deadline

31 Jul 2019

Submission Information

For Author Instructions, please refer to http://misjournal.net/pages/view/author_instructions
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Submission Deadline: 31 Jul 2019
Contacts: Jane Ke, Assistant Editor, editor001@misjournal.net

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