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September 11, 2019

Vein-First Ligation Procedure for Lung Cancer Surgery

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  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
JAMA Surg. Published online September 11, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.3489

To the Editor I read the article published by Wei et al1 investigating whether vein-first procedure or artery-first procedure would be better in terms of surgery of oncology. The authors demonstrated that artery-first procedure significantly increased circulating tumor cells and was significantly associated with worse survival outcomes. These results have a huge effect on surgery of lung cancer. I would like to add 1 point that should be discussed.

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