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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2013 Nov;17(5):889-91. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivt340. Epub 2013 Aug 9.

Single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy with pulmonary artery reconstruction.

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Department of Thoracic Surgery, Coruña University Hospital, Coruña, Spain.

Abstract

Despite the advances in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), vascular reconstruction of the pulmonary artery (PA) is still infrequently performed by thoracic surgeons because of the technical difficulties and the increased operative risk during thoracoscopy. The few published reports have been performed by using 3-4 incisions. We present the first report of a pulmonary artery reconstruction procedure performed by a single-incision VATS technique. A 73-year old male patient was operated on by the thoracoscopic approach through a single 4-cm incision with no rib spreading. The postoperative recovery was uneventful.

KEYWORDS:

Minimally invasive surgery; Pulmonary artery reconstruction; Surgery/incisions/technique; Thoracoscopy/video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery; Vascular reconstruction; Vasculoplasty

PMID:
23933965
PMCID:
PMC3805214
DOI:
10.1093/icvts/ivt340
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