Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery for complicated pulmonary resections

Ding-Pei Han, Jie Xiang, Run-Sen Jin, Yan-Xia Hu, He-Cheng Li


In the past 20 years, video-assisted thoracic surgery has made a great progress, from 4-ports to 2-ports, and eventually to this revolutionary approach—uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). It can share the same instruments, the same surgical principles, the same strategies of trouble-shooting and the same postoperative short-term outcomes with conventional VATS via the improvement of instruments and surgical skills. And it has already been safe to adopt uniportal VATS in complicated pulmonary resections. In this study, we shared five video clips about uniportal VATS for complicated pulmonary resections: sleeve resection, segmentectomy, pneumonectomy and angioplasty. We hope these video clips can be instrumental for young surgeons.