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Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Mar;5(2):133-44. doi: 10.21037/acs.2016.03.14.

Uniportal video-assisted thoracic (VATS) lobectomy.

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1 Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China ; 2 Chief of Thoracic Surgery, The University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen 518000, China ; 3 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tongji University, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, Shanghai, China ; 4 Cardiothoracic Surgery Unit, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong 999077, China.

Abstract

Uniportal video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has become one of the most exciting new developments in minimally invasive thoracic surgery in recent years. While the debate over its purported advantages continues, this chapter instead focuses on the technical aspects of performing a lobectomy via the uniportal approach. Using clear medical illustrations to show how each step is performed, the key tips and tricks are laid out for the beginner hoping to learn the technique.

KEYWORDS:

Lobectomy; lung; single port; uniportal; video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)/thoracoscopic surgery

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