Article Abstract

Robotic pulmonary metastasectomy using precision multimodal surgical navigation

Authors: Matthieu Sarsam, Christophe Peillon, Jean-Marc Baste

Abstract

In the past decade, robot-assisted thoracic surgery has become more popular in the domain of pulmonary resections (lobectomies and segmentectomies). 3D high definition vision, tremor filtering, and the 7 degrees of movement help the surgeon perform very precise and anatomical dissections indeed (1,2). Nevertheless, localizing the target lesion(s) notably in the case of lung metastases without actually palpating the lung, might prove to be a very difficult task.