Robotic double-sleeve resection of lung cancer: technical aspects

Xufeng Pan, Chang Gu, Jun Yang, Jianxin Shi
European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery 2018 July 1, 54 (1): 183-184
For centrally located lung cancer invading the bronchial orifice and pulmonary artery, double-sleeve resection is an alternative to pneumonectomy. We have performed robotic double-sleeve resection in 4 patients and describe herein the technical aspects. No patient was converted to thoracotomy and no postoperative complication occurred. All the patients were alive during follow-up. Robotic double-sleeve resection is feasible in selected cases.

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