Article Abstract

Robot-assisted surgery in complex treatment of the pulmonary tuberculosis

Authors: Piotr Yablonskii, Grigorii Kudriashov, Igor Vasilev, Armen Avetisyan, Olga Sokolova


Surgery of pulmonary tuberculosis associated with open thoracotomy due to dense pleural and vascular adhesions. These reasons limited the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in these cases. Robotic surgical system aimed to performing successfully minimally invasive operations for pulmonary tuberculosis. This paper showed 3-year experience of one chest center in this area. The results of this work are recommendations that facilitate the implementation of robot-assisted lung resection in complex treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.