Current Thoracic Surgery 2023 , Vol 8 , Issue 3
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy with guillotine stapler technique for the second primary adenocarcinoma of the lung after immunotherapy
Dilara Gürsoy1,Özgür Samancılar2,Kutsal Turhan1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medicana Hospital, Izmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2023.0026 Viewed : 509 - Downloaded : 138 Immunotherapy is gaining increasing attention as a neoadjuvant therapy for resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We report a case with second primary lung adenocarcinoma that was applied via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy with guillotine stapler technique after treatment with immunotherapy in combination with chemotherapy. Although surgery is challenging after immunotherapy, this particular case showed that the VATS approach may be safe and feasible in experienced hands. Keywords : non-small cell lung cancer, neoadjuvant therapy, immunotherapy, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), nivolumab, lung resection