Single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic anatomic segmentectomy and right upper lobectomy

Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Eva Fieira, Lucia Mendez, Jose Garcia
European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery 2012, 42 (6): e169-71
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) segmentectomies are usually more complex procedures than lobectomies. With the gained experience in the field of thoracoscopic surgery, many thoracic surgery departments have progressively adopted this technique to preserve lung parenchyma, especially in cases of metastasis or benign conditions. The majority of surgeons use three incisions but the procedure can be performed by only one port. We report the first anatomic segmentectomy performed by uniportal VATS with no rib spreading.

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