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No extensive experience in open procedures is needed to learn lobectomy by video-assisted thoracic surgery

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  • Konge, Lars
  • René Horsleben Petersen
  • Henrik Jessen Hansen
  • Charlotte Ringsted
Lobectomies done by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) result in fewer complications and less pain and save total costs compared with the traditional approach. However, the majority of procedures are still performed via open thoracotomies, because VATS lobectomy is considered difficult to learn, requiring experience in open surgery, and causing complications in the initial phase of the learning curve. The aim of this study was to describe a training model appreciating patient safety during training and to explore the initial learning curve for a trainee rather inexperienced in open surgery.
TidsskriftInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)961-5
Antal sider5
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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