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    MA23 - Early Stage Lung Cancer: Present and Future (ID 926)

    • Event: WCLC 2018
    • Type: Mini Oral Abstract Session
    • Track: Treatment of Early Stage/Localized Disease
    • Presentations: 1
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    • Coordinates: 9/26/2018, 10:30 - 12:00, Room 105
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      MA23.10 - Cone-Beam Computed Tomography-Guided Microcoil Localization of Pulmonary Nodules During Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (ID 13345)

      11:35 - 11:40  |  Author(s): Elsie Nguyen

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      The standard procedure at our institution for intraoperative localization of non-palpable small lung nodules is computed tomography (CT)-guided microcoil placement prior to video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). Typically, microcoil placement is performed in the radiology suite followed by transfer to the operation room (OR). Our institution has built the Guided Therapeutics (GTx) OR, which includes a robotic cone-beam CT (CBCT). The GTx OR allows imaging and therapy to occur in one location. This can improve workflow and reduce patient transportation, which may increase the risk for microcoil dislodgement or the development of pneumothorax/hemothorax. Our objective was to determine the safety and efficacy of CBCT-guided microcoil placement for nodule localization during VATS.

      a9ded1e5ce5d75814730bb4caaf49419 Method

      This is a single center phase I clinical trial (NCT02496624). Patients with small lung nodules who were candidates for standard CT-guided microcoil localization were enrolled. CBCT was used to generate a 3D reconstruction. The lesion was then segmented using Syngo iGuide software. This reconstruction was next integrated into the digital workspace and automatically registered onto the fluoroscopic images, creating ‘augmented fluoroscopy’. The microcoil was placed percutaneously using ‘augmented’ guidance, proximal to the lesion, using local anesthetic. Patients were subsequently induced into general anesthesia, intubated, and positioned for VATS. Minimally invasive resection of the nodule together with the microcoil was performed under standard fluoroscopic guidance.

      4c3880bb027f159e801041b1021e88e8 Result

      A total of 11 patients were enrolled (mean age 70 ± 11SD). The average tumor size on CT was 1.3 cm (range 0.9-1.7). The average deepest depth from the pleural surface was 2.3 cm (1.3-3.8). The average CBCT-guided intervention time was 39 minutes (25-54), and VATS procedural time was 54 minutes (14-78). We were able to detect and successfully resect all nodules. Average total radiation dose was in an acceptable low range (8307 μGy*m2, range, 2402–18,371). There were no intraoperative complications. Average post-operative length of stay was 1.8 days. A pathological diagnosis was made for all patients: 8 primary lung cancers and 3 lung metastases. All surgical margins were negative on final pathology.

      8eea62084ca7e541d918e823422bd82e Conclusion

      CBCT-guided microcoil insertion followed by VATS was safe, with short operative times, short length of stay and 100% diagnostic yield. With the GTx OR’s real-time guidance capabilities, surgeons can operate with increased confidence of finding and removing the target lesion. This technique will become increasingly important in the future with growing numbers of small nodules being detected on CT by lung cancer screening programs.


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