Article Abstract

Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy with en bloc chest wall resection

Authors: Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Boxiong Xie, Yang Yang, Gening Jiang

Abstract

Background: Lobectomy with chest wall resection was traditionally performed by thoracotomy or by conventional video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) during the last decade. However, this procedure can be performed by using only a single incision thoracoscopic approach.
Methods: The publications of uniportal VATS lobectomy requiring chest wall resection describes the use of one incision for the lobectomy (uniportal approach) and a posterior or lateral incision for the chest wall resection. This additional incision ensures a better control from outside and inside to achieve a costal resection with good oncologic margins.
Results: This video shows a total uniportal VATS lobectomy with en bloc chest wall resection through a single 5-cm incision with no rib spreading. The total surgical time was 150 minutes. The postoperative course of the patient was uneventful.
Conclusions: Uniportal VATS lobectomy with en-bloc chest wall resection is a feasible and safe technique. The full procedure can be performed by using only a single incision in selected cases.

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