Robotic-assisted sleeve lobectomy for right upper lobe combining with middle lobe resection of lung cancer

Yandong Zhao, Haiquan Chen, Tong Qiu, Yunpeng Xuan, Yiren Luo, Yi Shen, Wenjie Jiao


Sleeve lobectomy for lung cancer using the robotic surgical system has been reported, which has widely expanded the indication of this technique. We now describe a sleeve bilobectomy of the right upper and middle lobes for squamous cell carcinoma, meanwhile the branch of vagus nerve sparing using the Da Vinci SI surgical system. In conclusion, complicated sleeve lobectomy with nerve sparing is feasible in robotic thoracic surgery.