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Nodal upstaging after thoracoscopic versus open lobectomy
  1. Ulrik Sartipy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ulrik Sartipy, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anesthesiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm SE-171 76, Sweden; Ulrik.Sartipy{at}

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In this nationwide database study from Denmark, nodal upstaging and survival after thoracoscopic and open lobectomy for clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was investigated. Clinical data for all patients diagnosed with lung cancer in Denmark are obligatorily reported to the national Danish Lung Cancer Registry (DLCR). Cross-linkage with the DLCR and other national registers is used to validate completeness of data and survival status is obtained from the Centralised Civil Registry. Surgery for …

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