Location techniques of pulmonary lesions during video-assisted thoracic surgery: a perspective

Antonio E. Martin-Ucar, Laura Socci


We read with interest the article by Bertolaccini et al. describing the use of radioactive injections to identify small solitary pulmonary nodules or impalpable ground glass opacities (GGO) during video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) surgery (1). The advocates of localization methods for these lesions have described over the years different techniques in thoracic surgery, most of them derived from their uses in other organs and specialties.