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[Evaluation of lung function as a prognostic index before and after surgical resection due to NSCLC].

Authors
  • Pavia, R1
  • Monaco, F
  • Mondello, B
  • Barresi, P
  • Barone, M
  • Familiari, D
  • Monaco, M
  • 1 Sezione di Chirurgia Toracica, Dipartimento Clinico Sperimentale di Medicina e Farmacologia, Università degli Studi di Messina, Messina, Italy.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Minerva chirurgica
Publication Date
August 2003
Volume
58
Issue
4
Pages
551–555
Identifiers
PMID: 14603168
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Neither limited lung resection nor lobectomy alone, therefore, in accordance with nearly all the recent and still ongoing studies in this huge research field, has a significant effect on exercise capacity. Only pneumonectomy is associated with impaired exercise performance, and, nevertheless, quite below our expectations.

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