New way to target lung lesions avoids open chest surgery

M3 Global Newsdesk Nov 17, 2018

A new minimally invasive procedure for lung cancer, known as microcoil localization, enables thoracic surgeons to accurately remove small, soft, or deep lung nodules, usually without resorting to open thoracotomy.

With this new method, an implanted wire microcoil directs the surgeon to the precise location of the nodule—reducing time-to-diagnosis, shortening procedure time, and lowering the risk of lobectomy and invasive thoracotomy.

Until recently, surgeons needed to localise lung...

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