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Study shows partial lung removal favorable over full removal as treatment for lung cancer
Date:4/1/2010

-year survival 5-year survival Sleeve Lobectomy 1.0% 33.4% 71.4% 58.43% Pneumonectomy 8.6% 29.5% 41.8% 32.14%

"Initially, the sleeve lobectomy was introduced for patients with lung cancer who were unable to tolerate a full pneumonectomy," stated the study's lead investigator, Yong Soo Choi, MD. "The results of our study indicate that a sleeve lobectomy is a safe and effective operation. If anatomically feasible, a sleeve lobectomy is recommended as a favorable alternative to pneumonectomy in patients even with good pulmonary function."


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