Article Abstract

Robot-assisted bronchoplasty using continuous barbed sutures

Authors: Omar Matthieu Sarsam, Joel Dunning, Bruno Pochulu, Jean-Marc Baste

Abstract

We describe in this article our bronchoplastic robot-assisted techniques. This consists of using continuous barbed sutures. Our aim is to show the feasibility and the interest of using robotics and this kind of suture material for complex bronchial procedures. We report four cases in France and the UK, two wedge bronchoplasties and two sleeve bronchoplasties for central pulmonary tumors.