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.
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September 18, 2017
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.
August 7, 2017
The authors present a video demonstrating redo lung resection by VATS to show that previous surgery on the thorax does not contraindicate a minimally invasive re-intervention.
July 26, 2017
Douglas Mathisen of the Massachusetts General Hospital presents a detailed review of the current status of VATS lobectomy versus open lobectomy.
July 10, 2017
This video describes the technique of suturing a bovine pericardial patch to cover a large pericardial defect using the SILS Stitch device.