Multifocal lung cancer discussion and case presentation

Multifocal lung cancer discussion and case presentation

Shanda Blackmon, M.D., M.P.H., professor of surgery and thoracic surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, shares a case presentation on VATS left lower lobectomy in the setting of multiple lung lesions. Multifocal lung cancer is an increasingly common clinical scenario, but there is a lack of high-level evidence for its optimal treatment. Staging is an important first step in the management of such pathologies. As many as 6% of patients may present with unsuspected cranial metastases. Minimally invasive resections, parenchymal-sparing approaches and multidisciplinary care are the central themes emphasized in this case report and review of the literature.


Published

September 5, 2019

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Mayo Clinic

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