Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic anatomic segmentectomy for small-sized lung cancer
Increasing evidences prove video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) segmentectomy is accepted as a valid alternative to lobectomy esp. a greater number of small lung nodules have been detected. Uniportal VATS segmentectomy for small-sized lung cancer is more challenging not only for technical issues in simple or complex uniportal segmentectomy, but also considering oncological efficacy in terms of localization, safe margin, the extent of lymph node dissection and pathological analysis. In this work, we evaluated our evolving uniportal experience, the surgical technique and decision-making of uniportal VATS segmentectomy for small-sized lung cancer.