Article Abstract

Video-assisted thoracoscopic bronchoplasty

Authors: Thirugnanam Agasthian


Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) bronchoplasty is an advanced VATS technique requiring experience in endoscopic sewing, tying and suturing techniques reserved for cancers arising from central airways. There are three main types of bronchoplasty depending on the extent of cancer involvement of the bronchus. In this paper the author describes his experience with different types of bronchoplasty with case and video illustrations.