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VATS Left Upper Lobe Lobectomy
Welcome to the sixth of twelve videos that compose the series "Thoracic Surgical Oncology - Technical Approaches," by Professor Tristan D. Yan. To learn more about the series and see the complete list of videos, click here.
This series of video tutorials demonstrates how to perform VATS lobectomy in a safe and simple way, using the Edinburgh Posterior Approach, pioneered by Mr William Walker. This approach provides excellent visualization of the tips of the instruments, coming towards the endoscope. Each lobectomy generally takes less than 30 minutes to complete and total ipsilateral lymph node dissection is straightforward with this approach. In this video, the authors share some tips on how to handle silicotic lymph nodes during a VATS left upper lobe lobectomy.
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