This search retrieves citations comparing open (or 'thoracotomy') lobectomy with minimally invasive lobectomy (also known as Video Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy or Hand Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery). It applies to clinical stage I NSCLC.
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Note: The high level evidence search applies methodological search filters to limit results to systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and randomised controlled trials.
Source: Search filters for MEDLINE in Ovid syntax and the PubMed translation. HIRU, McMaster University