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2022 Dec

Health Technol Assess



Impact of video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy versus open lobectomy for lung cancer on recovery assessed using self-reported physical function: VIOLET RCT.


Lim E, Harris RA, McKeon HE, Batchelor TJP, Dunning J, Shackcloth M, Anikin V, Naidu B, Belcher E, Loubani M, Zamvar V, Dabner L, Brush T, Stokes EA, Wordsworth S, Paramasivan S, Realpe A, Elliott D, Blazeby J, Rogers CA
Health Technol Assess. 2022 Dec; 26(48):1-162.
PMID: 36524582.


Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. Surgery remains the main method of managing early-stage disease. Minimal-access video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery results in less tissue trauma than open surgery; however, it is not known if it improves patient outcomes.