Thoracoscopic Localization of Pulmonary Nodules Using Direct Intracavitary Thoracoscopic Ultrasound
- All patients with CT identified pulmonary nodules not deemed to be visualizable
during VATS who are candidates for VATS resection.
- Inability to consent for the study.
- Patients less than 18 years old.
- Patients with pulmonary nodules easily located during VATS.
- Patients with tumours extending to visceral pleura or chest wall.
- Patients who have chest anatomy precluding VATS resection.
Type of Study:
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
The primary outcome is to confirm the validity of surgeon-performed intra-operative intracavitary ultrasound as a localization method for difficult to visualize pulmonary nodules during VATS procedures.
Outcome Time Frame:
Moishe Liberman, MD, PhD
Centre Hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal
Canada: Ethics Review Committee
- Lung Cancer
- lung cancer
- intracavitary ultrasound
- pulmonary nodules
- VATS procedures
- Lung Neoplasms