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J Vis Surg. 2017 Feb 13;3:19. doi: 10.21037/jovs.2016.12.06. eCollection 2017.

Thoracoscopic tracheal resection and reconstruction using two ports approach.

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Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200433, China.


Tracheal resection and anastomosis for benign and malignant tracheal disease are a well-described procedure. Intra-thoracic tracheal lesions used to be addressed through sternotomy, thoracotomy, or via combined techniques. In the recent decade, minimal invasive surgical techniques have become an innovative trend in treatment of surgical thoracic conditions. Some recent papers have described and proven the feasibility and safety of tracheal and carinal surgeries via 3-4 port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approaches. Even better results regarding morbidity and mortality were achieved using these new techniques. In this article, we publish a video that demonstrates our technique in tracheal resection and reconstruction using two portal thoracoscopic techniques.


Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS); tracheal resection and reconstruction; tracheal tumors; two portal approach

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Conflicts of Interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

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