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The Role of Virtual-Assisted Lung Mapping 2.0 Combining Microcoils and Dye Marks in Deep Lung Resection

Thursday, June 16, 2022

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Source Name: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Masaaki Sato, MD, PhD; Masashi Kobayashi, MD, PhD; Jin Sakamoto, MD, PhD; Ryuta Fukai, MD, PhD; Hiromitsu Takizawa, MD, PhD; Shinji Shinohara, MD, PhD; Fumitsugu Kojima, MD, PhD; Akira Sakurada, MD, PhD; Jun Nakaji

A new study recently published in JTCVS found that virtual-assisted lung mapping 2.0—a novel preoperative bronchoscopic lung mapping technique—can facilitate successful resections for deep pulmonary nodules, overcoming the limitations of conventional virtual-assisted lung mapping. The technique combines the multiple dye marks of conventional virtual-assisted lung mapping with intrabronchial microcoils to navigate thoracoscopic deep lung resection.

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