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Fast Track Rehabilitation Following Video-assisted Lung Segmentectomy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nikolaos Barbetakis, Theagenio Cancer Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 14, 2011
Last updated: March 26, 2014
Last verified: March 2014
Aim of this prospective randomized study is to assess the safety and efficacy of video-assisted lung segmentectomy (Group B) comparing with mini muscle-sparing thoracotomy (group A) during diagnostic process for pulmonary nodules.

Condition Intervention
Multiple Pulmonary Nodules
Other: VATS
Procedure: Mini thoracotomy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Further study details as provided by Theagenio Cancer Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Duration of hospital stay [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed till home discharge, an average of 2 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • postoperative morbidity [ Time Frame: Participants will be followed till home discharge, an average of 2 weeks ]

Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: July 2011
Study Completion Date: March 2014
Primary Completion Date: March 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Video-assisted lung segmentectomy
Patients undergoing VATS segmentectomy
Other: VATS
Video-assisted lung segmentectomy
Mini thoracotomy
Patients undergoing lung segmentectomy through a mini thoracotomy
Procedure: Mini thoracotomy
Mini muscle sparing thoracotomy for lung segmentectomy


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 80 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with undiagnosed multiple pulmonary nodules

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Centrally located lesions
  • previous thoracotomy
  • extensive lung consolidation, and inability to achieve one lung ventilation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01397045

Thoracic Surgery Department, Theagenio Cancer Hospital
Thessaloniki, Greece, 54007
Sponsors and Collaborators
Theagenio Cancer Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Nikolaos Barbetakis, Head of Thoracic Surgery Department, Theagenio Cancer Hospital Identifier: NCT01397045     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Theagenio Thoracic Surgery 1
Study First Received: July 14, 2011
Last Updated: March 26, 2014

Keywords provided by Theagenio Cancer Hospital:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Pulmonary Nodules
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on April 26, 2017