Article Abstract

Thoracoscopic tracheal resection and reconstruction using two ports approach

Authors: Xiaogang Zhao, Firas Abu Akar, Jiong Song, Yuming Zhu


Tracheal resection and anastomosis for benign and malignant tracheal disease are a well-described procedure. Intra-thoracic tracheal lesions used to be addressed through sternotomy, thoracotomy, or via combined techniques. In the recent decade, minimal invasive surgical techniques have become an innovative trend in treatment of surgical thoracic conditions. Some recent papers have described and proven the feasibility and safety of tracheal and carinal surgeries via 3–4 port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approaches. Even better results regarding morbidity and mortality were achieved using these new techniques. In this article, we publish a video that demonstrates our technique in tracheal resection and reconstruction using two portal thoracoscopic techniques.