Article Abstract

The feasibility of electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopic localization with fluorescence and radiocontrast dyes for videoassisted thoracoscopic surgery resection

Authors: Kook Nam Han, Hyun Koo Kim


Recently, some groups have reported the utilization of electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB) for localization of pulmonary lesion. Its application for intraoperative visual localization with dyes to determine the target area has been increasing. In this paper, we reviewed the feasibility of ENB utilization for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) or robotic sublobar resection as a localization tool, and its future application in minimally invasive thoracic surgery.