Article Abstract

Right upper sleeve lobectomy by video-assisted thoracic surgery

Authors: Juntang Guo, Yang Liu, Chaoyang Liang


With accumulation of experiences in video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy, complete VATS sleeve lobectomy (SL) has been carried out in more and more medical centers. We here presented a procedure of sleeve right upper lobectomy by complete VATS for a 62-year-old male patient with central squamous cell carcinoma. Traditional three incisions VATS technique was applied and the utility incision located on anterior axillary line of the 4th intercostal space. Continuous sutures were chosen for bronchial anastomosis using 3-0 prolene sutures. The chest drainage was removed on the postoperative fourth day.