Article Abstract

Technical aspects of biportal video-assisted thoracoscopic right S7+8 segmentectomy of the lung

Authors: Alessandro Brunelli, Konstantinos Konstantinidis


The technical aspects of the biportal anterior approach for right anterior and medial basal segmentectomy are described with particular emphasis to the exposure and dissection of the segmental hilar structures. The key step, which guides the identification of the segmental bronchus, is the dissection and division of the segmental arteries. After their division the bronchus is exposed, dissected and divided. Finally the intersegmental plane is completed along the inflation-deflation line.