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VATS Right Middle Lobe Lobectomy

Monday, March 8, 2021

Yan TD, Dunning J. VATS Right Middle Lobe Lobectomy. March 2021. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.14200628

Welcome to the seveth 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 demonstrate 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. From anterior to posterior, the hilar structures (vein, bronchus, and artery) of the right middle lobe stand in one line, like "three little soldiers," which can be taken down sequentially.


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