Article Abstract

Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy and systemic mediastinal lymph nodes dissection

Authors: Jia He, Dongjie Ma, Shanqing Li

Abstract

Along with the progresses that have been made in techniques and instruments, uniportal videoassisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) became more and more popular. Here, we present the operation video of a 52-year-old female with early stage lung cancer in the right upper lobe (RUL), who underwent uniportal VATS right upper lobectomy and systemic mediastinal lymph nodes dissection performed by our team. The video demonstrated the Uniportal VATS techniques of hilar anatomy, bronchus and blood vessel separation, mediastinal lymph node areas exploration and en-bloc dissection. Once the vision angle is properly adapted, techniques and instruments are mastered, and the patients are well selected, uniportal VATS approach can be an alternative to the conventional VATS for early stage lung cancer.