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VATS Versus Open Surgery for Lung Cancer Resection: Moving Beyond the Incision

Aaron M. Cheng and Douglas E. Wood

Surgery has remained the primary therapy in the treatment of early-stage lung cancer. Traditionally, this has meant anatomic resection by open thoracotomy. Since the initial report of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical (VATS) lobectomy

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VATS Versus Open Surgery for Lung Cancer Resection: Moving Toward a Minimally Invasive Approach

Jacob Klapper and Thomas A. D’Amico

Background Minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery is defined by the reliance on video technology and the avoidance of rib spreading. Since lobectomy using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was first reported, 1 – 3 the application

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Anal Carcinoma

Paul F. Engstrom, Juan Pablo Arnoletti, Al B. Benson III, Jordan D. Berlin, J. Michael Berry, Yi-Jen Chen, Michael A. Choti, Harry S. Cooper, Raza A. Dilawari, Dayna S. Early, Peter C. Enzinger, Marwan G. Fakih, James Fleshman Jr., Charles Fuchs, Jean L. Grem, James A. Knol, Lucille A. Leong, Edward Lin, Mary F. Mulcahy, Eric Rohren, David P. Ryan, Leonard Saltz, David Shibata, John M. Skibber, William Small Jr., Constantinos Sofocleous, James Thomas, Alan P. Venook, and Christopher Willett

or presence of regional nodal metastasis. However, because initial therapy of anal cancer does not typically involve surgery, true lymph node status may not be determined accurately. Biopsy of inguinal nodes is recommended if tumor metastasis to these

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Do Outcomes in Elective Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery Differ by Weekday? An Observational Study Using Data From the Dutch ColoRectal Audit

Daniëlle D. Huijts, Onno R. Guicherit, Jan Willem T. Dekker, Julia T. van Groningen, Leti van Bodegom-Vos, Esther Bastiaannet, Johannes A. Govaert, Michel W. Wouters, and Perla J. Marang-van de Mheen

Background Although surgery has a crucial role in colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment, it is associated with considerable risks of postoperative complications and mortality 1 , 2 and a resultant increase in healthcare costs. 3 Severe complications

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Role of Surgery for Locally Advanced and Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Robert Torrey, Philippe E. Spiess, Sumanta K. Pal, and David Josephson

Historically, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) has been a formidable cancer with limited responses to both radiation and systemic management. Currently, surgery offers the only real chance of cure for patients with cancer localized to the kidney and

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Surgery for Gastrinoma and Insulinoma in Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1

Jeffrey A. Norton, Tony D. Fang, and Robert T. Jensen

type 1 Surgery 1986 ; 100 : 971 – 977 . 8. Deveney CW Deveney KS Stark D . Resection of gastrinomas . Ann Surg 1983 ; 198 : 546 – 553 . 9. Jensen RT Gardner JD Raufman JP . Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: current concepts and

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Technologic Advances in Surgery for Brain Tumors: Tools of the Trade in the Modern Neurosurgical Operating Room

Christopher M. McPherson and Raymond Sawaya

. Neurosurgery 1993 ; 33 : 674 – 678 . 3 Kelly PJ . Stereotactic surgery: what is past is prologue . Neurosurgery 2000 ; 46 : 16 – 27 . 4 Smith KR Frank KJ Bucholz RD . The NeuroStation: a highly accurate, minimally invasive solution

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Reduced Circumferential Resection Margin Involvement in Rectal Cancer Surgery: Results of the Dutch Surgical Colorectal Audit

Lieke Gietelink, Michel W.J.M. Wouters, Pieter J. Tanis, Marion M. Deken, Martijn G. ten Berge, Rob A.E.M. Tollenaar, J. Han van Krieken, Mirre E. de Noo, and on behalf of the Dutch Surgical Colorectal Cancer Audit Group

absence of microscopic tumor cells within 1 mm of the inked resection margin. This is the most significant prognostic factor for local recurrence, distant metastasis, and survival after rectal cancer surgery. 4 Therefore this parameter provides important

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Guidelines for the Initial Management of Metastatic Brain Tumors: Role of Surgery, Radiosurgery, and Radiation Therapy

Matthew G. Ewend, David E. Morris, Lisa A. Carey, Alim M. Ladha, and Steven Brem

metastases. Histology, multiplicity, surgery, and survival . Cancer 1996 ; 78 : 1781 – 1788 . 2. Patchell RA Tibbs PA Regine WF . Postoperative radiotherapy in the treatment of single metastases to the brain: a randomized trial . JAMA 1998

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Role of Lymph Node Dissection in Primary Surgery for Thyroid Cancer

Elizabeth G. Grubbs and Douglas B. Evans

This work was supported by the Faith Fund for Endocrine Surgery Research and Treatment at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. References 1. Roman S Lin R Sosa JA . Prognosis of medullary thyroid carcinoma