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Sıngle Incision VATS Lobectomy for Bronchiectasis through a 3.5 cm Incision

Monday, July 28, 2014

A 57-year-old female patient, with a 10-year history of recurrent and frequent bronchopulmonary infections due to bronchiectasis, experienced nine months of continuous hemoptysis. The patient’s chest physician referred her to the authors’ department for surgical resection of the diseased left lower lobe of the lung.

A single incision VATS (SIVATS) left lower lobectomy was performed through a 3.5 cm incision over the 6th intercostal space in the midaxillary line. The pulmonary artery branches and veins were dissected and stapled without encircling them with a silk suture.

The patient was discharged on the third postoperative day. No further bronchopulmonary infections or hemoptysis were observed for two months after surgery.


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