Article Abstract

Bilateral uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery segmentectomy S3: an unusual case

Authors: Alonso José Oviedo Argueta, Sonia Raquelline Roque Cañas, Yuming Zhu, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas


When talking about lung cancer, it is important to recognize this as the first cause of death of neoplastic origin. The detection of this in early stages has made the emergence of ground glass opacity (GGO) more frequent due to the establishment of lung cancer screening programs, allowing the reduction of morbidity and mortality caused by the same and achieving a curative treatment of it. The management of multiple GGOs depends much on the characteristics of these, however, being multiple and contralateral should be considered surgical resection, always taking into account the stage of the dominant lesion. In this article, we present a case of a 60 years old woman with a bilateral GGO lesions located in segment 3 on both sides. A bilateral uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) anatomic segmentectomy S3 of both lesions was performed in a single stage surgery. The postoperative course of the patient was uneventful.