There is a rediscovered interest in use of a subxiphoid incision to perform lung surgery. This work follows a review of 105 lobectomies published in March 2016 in the Journal of Thoracic Disease from the same institution, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital.
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Initial experience in uniportal subxiphoid video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for major lung resections
January 2, 2017
December 8, 2016
This essay is a historical review of the development of pulmonary lobectomy.
December 6, 2016
This video shows a sleeve microlobectomy of the right upper lobe.
November 21, 2016
This video demonstrates a VATS procedure performed on a 16-year-old male who had been stabbed in the right lower chest.
September 5, 2016
The authors present the case of a mediastinal teratoma adhering to the right upper lobe, compressing the superior vena cava and innominate vein.
August 30, 2016
This video shows a subxiphoid uniportal middle lobectomy for lung cancer.
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Produces Long-Term Survival Similar to That with Open Lobectomy in Cases of Non–Small Cell Lung Carcinoma: A Propensity-Matched Analysis Using a Population-Based Cancer Registry
August 4, 2016
Using a Taiwanese national database, the authors evaluated long-term survival after VATS vs open lobectomy for lung cancer using propensity matching and multvariate analyses. Among 5,222 patients, 2,164 (41%) had a VATS approach. Propensity matching yielded 1848 patients in each group. 5-year survival was similar for the VATS and open groups (68.7
July 20, 2016
In an interview filmed at the 2016 STS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, M. Blair Marshall discusses her approach to minimally invasive general thoracic surgery.
July 18, 2016
This video displays the identification and preservation of aberrant superior pulmonary vein during a uniportal VATS right lower lobectomy.
July 13, 2016
Shanda Blackmon of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, gives an in-depth talk on the prevention and management of intraoperative events during VATS lobectomies.