Rene Petersen of Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark, considers whether VATS lobectomy has become the prevailing standard of care.
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March 24, 2016
Use and Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Lobectomy for Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in the National Cancer Data Base
March 7, 2016
Using data from the National Cancer Data Base, the surgical and oncologic efficacy of minimally invasive (VATS, robotic) lobectomy were compared to open lobectomy. Groups were created for comparison using propensity score matching techniques. VATS compared to open was associated with shorter LOS, higher readmission rates, and slightly better 2-year
March 7, 2016
This video shows a middle lobectomy performed via a uniportal approach on a 55-year-old woman who had previously undergone a right upper lobectomy.
March 3, 2016
This video demonstrates a micropneumonectomy, a technique that uses 5 mm ports in the intercostal space and a subxiphoid incision for the stapler.
February 17, 2016
This video shows a left lower lobectomy performed on a 31-year-old male who presented with a history of persistent cough and pneumonia.
February 12, 2016
Literature review of the state of non-intubated thoracic surgery.
February 11, 2016
The authors present a technique for performing video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy using a caudal approach.
Nodal Upstaging Is More Common with Thoracotomy than with VATS During Lobectomy for Early-Stage Lung Cancer: An Analysis from the National Cancer Data Base
January 31, 2016
Whether open and VATS lobectomy for lung cancer result in similar nodal assessment is unclear. The authors compared rates of nodal upstaging for nearly 17,000 patients in the National Cancer Database who underwent resection for T2N0M0 or lower stage NSCLC. Upstaging was more common in patients undergoing open resection (12.8% vs 10.3%).
December 10, 2015
This video shows how the use of intrathoracic CO2 insufflation opens up the cervical space to allow for excellent visualization of the superior horns.
December 1, 2015
This video demonstrates a right upper lobe microlobectomy. It illustrates the complete division of the right upper lobe vein using only the Ethicon Enseal, a bipolar energy device.