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VATS First Rib Resection
VATS can be used for a variety of thoracic procedures. Here the author demonstrates the technique for first rib resection. The procedure starts with three 5mm ports, with the inferior port converted at the end for rib extraction. A single lumen endotracheal tube is used with CO2 insufflation to create intrathoracic space. An angled 5 mm camera is used to see both underneath and over the first rib.