Thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy after an initial anatomic pulmonary resection of the lower lobe

Thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy after an initial anatomic pulmonary resection of the lower lobe

Published: November 14, 2017| Views: 61| DOI: 10.1510/mmcts.2017.014
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Although it is challenging to redo an anatomical pulmonary resection on the ipsilateral side, due to the adhesions or dense fissures caused by the initial anatomic pulmonary resection, few reports describe surgical techniques for addressing these challenges, especially using a minimally invasive thoracoscopic approach instead of standard thoracotomy. Here, we demonstrate a thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy after an initial anatomic pulmonary resection of the right lower lobe, and explain the nuances of performing it.
 
Few reports describe surgical techniques for overcoming the difficulty of ipsilateral redo lung surgery, especially using a minimally invasive thoracoscopic approach. Here, we focus on thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy after an initial anatomic pulmonary resection of the right lower lobe, and explain the nuances of performing it.

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