Imanishi Naoko
   Department   University Hospital  General Thoracic Surgery, Clinical Departments
Article types journal article
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Thoracoscopic tracheal resection and reconstruction: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery as a “tool” toward minimally invasive surgery
Journal Formal name:The Journal of Thoracic Disease
Abbreviation:J Thorac Surg
ISSN code:00965588
Domestic / ForeginForegin
Volume, Issue, Page 9(9),2895-2897頁
Author and coauthor Naoko Imanishi, Fumihiro Tanaka
Publication date 2017/09
Summary Abstract
Technological innovations in endoscopic cameras and surgical instruments such as stapling devices have enabled thoracic surgeons to perform major lung resections by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) safely. VATS may potentially provide several advantages over open thoracotomy such as reduced postoperative pain, lower morbidity, better preservation of pulmonary function and shorter hospital stay. Today, more than two decades after its introduction, VATS has been widely accepted as a minimally invasive approach to perform lobectomy for early-stage lung cancer (1). In addition, VATS has been more widely employed by some experienced surgeons as a feasible approach to perform extended lung resections such as lobectomy following induction therapy for locally advanced lung cancer and sleeve lobectomy with broncho-plasty and/or vascular-plasty for hilar lung cancer (2).
DOI 10.21037/jtd.2017.08.59
PMID 29221260