Management of NSCLC Invading the Superior Vena Cava

Dong Seok Lee, Raja M. Flores

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Due to improvements in preoperative diagnosis and perioperative care, superior vena cava involvement in lung cancer is no longer considered an absolute contraindication to surgical resection. However, it continues to remain a challenge and requires a multidisciplinary approach. Preoperative work-up is essential to assess the true extent of disease. With careful patient selection and management at specialized centers, patients can achieve encouraging long-term outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-234
Number of pages11
JournalOperative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Nonsmall cell lung cancer
  • caval resection
  • superior vena cava


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