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VATS

July 15, 2019
This video demonstrates a right upper lobectomy enhanced by thoracic LigaSure and Medtronic Signia.
July 2, 2019
Ng and colleagues reviewed articles published between 2000 and 2018 to compare lobectomy approaches of multiport, uniportal, and robotic video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and open lobectomy, with the aim of providing evidence-based recommendations for the optimal surgical approach for early stage non­–small cell lung cancer.
July 2, 2019
The author discusses how nontechnical skills and forming a shared mental model for VATS lobectomy teams enhances performance.
June 17, 2019
The authors present the case of a 57-year old man with a pulmonary sequestration with an abnormal large artery situated in the inferior pulmonary ligament.
June 10, 2019
The authors present a video-assisted thoracoscopic left upper lobectomy performed for pulmonary aspergillosis in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus.
May 8, 2019
The authors present a thymectomy that was performed for a 49-year-old woman with a history of breast carcinoma who had a positron emission tomography–positive lesion at the level of the anterior mediastinum.
May 6, 2019
The authors present a uniportal left videothoracoscopic procedure to remove a cystic lesion, immediately adjacent to the right ventricle, the pulmonary artery, and the pulmonary valve without any infiltration.
May 1, 2019
This video shows a right upper lobe microlobectomy during which the author used the stapler to perform a double stapling twice, hence the “Double Double.”
April 22, 2019
This video demonstrates a thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy, performed using the Harmonic HD as the main dissecting instrument.
April 3, 2019
Intraoperative conversion may be necessary during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for lung cancer. In this study on 610 patients, Fourdrain and colleagues observed that conversion during a VATS procedure was not associated with worse outcomes than undergoing an up-front thoracotomy.

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