About the book
Lung resections are performed with many different indications worldwide, and lobectomy is the most frequently preferred one of these surgical resections. The first modern lobectomy with hilar dissection was performed by Blades and Kent in 1940 for the surgical treatment of bronchiectasis. With the demonstration of promising long-term survival results, lobectomy has also become the gold standard treatment method for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer. Today, lobectomy can be performed in many benign and malignant lung pathologies, especially in lung cancer. Although the basic surgical features are similar, more meticulous preoperative preparation, the chance of minimally invasive surgery and careful postoperative care have reduced the mortality and morbidity of lobectomy, unlike in previous years.
This book, it is aimed to focus on the technical features of lobectomy, minimally invasive surgery (video-assisted thoracic surgery, robot-assisted thoracic surgery, and hybrid methods) preoperative preparation, and the most up-to-date information on postoperative care.