This issue on “VATS Segmentectomy”, guest edited by Dr. Hiroyuki Oizumi, is to provide precise understanding of anatomy, planning of resection and surgical techniques for lung segmentectomy to thoracic surgeons all around the world. We hope it will be beneficial to the safety and spread of this procedure. The issue attempts to increase the knowledge of the readers in a comprehensive and contemporary way for the technique of VATS Segmentectomy, which we hope will also be conducive to patients as well as the growth of young surgeons. Here we would like to extend my sincere thanks to all of you for contributing to this issue.
Planning video-assisted thoracic surgery segmentectomy using three dimensional computed tomography angiography and bronchography with a virtual safety margin
How to demarcate intersegmental plane with resected-segments inflation method using the slip knot technique in thoracoscopic anatomic segmentectomy
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