Very nice paper that, once again, demonstrates established experience with awake thoracic surgery. Is this the future? Does a minimally invasive surgeon need a minimally invasive anesthesiologist beside?
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Five Hundred Seventy-Six Cases of Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Utilizing Local Anesthesia and Sedation: Lessons Learned
October 16, 2017
September 27, 2017
This article describes an entirely hand-sewn VATS intrathoracic esophagogastric anastomosis technique in a 64-year-old woman with a T2N0M0 adenocarcinoma of the lower third of the esophagus.
September 25, 2017
Microlobectomy is a novel form of VATS lobectomy. This paper documents the experience of its use in England, at the Mayo clinic, in Copenhagen, in Edinburgh, Wales, and in Texas.
September 18, 2017
The posterior segment of the right upper lobe lends itself to a straightforward anatomic resection. Understanding the anatomy is key, and the authors present two cases that illustrate a stepwise approach.
September 14, 2017
Minimally Invasive Lobectomy for Lung Cancer is the latest installment in the Society’s webinar series on quality initiatives. The webinar features Drs Bill R. Burfeind Jr (moderator), Thomas A. D’Amico, Todd L. Demmy, Mark W. Onaitis, and Shari L. Meyerson. Watch 47 minutes of the world's experts talking about this technique
September 13, 2017
A life-sized chest model with a lifelike texture was developed to simulate thoracoscopic surgery. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for right lower lobectomy was performed using the model.
September 11, 2017
This video demonstrates a uniportal VATS right lower lobe lobectomy for adenocarcinoma, using advanced instrumentation to decrease the number of instruments used and to achieve the best exposure inside the chest.
Localization of Peripheral Pulmonary Lesions to Aid Surgical Resection: A Novel Approach for Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopic Dye Marking
September 8, 2017
The authors describe a new technique for localization of very small, non-visible, and non-palpable pulmonary lesions for video-assisted thoracoscopic sublobular resection.
September 6, 2017
This 3D video demonstrates a VATS diaphragm plication.
Medicoeconomic Analysis of Lobectomy Using Thoracoscopy Versus Thoracotomy for Lung Cancer: A Study Protocol for a Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial (Lungsco01)
August 8, 2017
Despite VATS lobectomy being 25 years old, we do need definitive results urgently and from large randomised clinical trials in order to demonstrate the remarkable advantage for the patients undergoing major lung resection by minimally invasive approach.