An alternative chest tube placement after uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery

Alessandro Palleschi, Paolo Mendogni, Alessio Vincenzo Mariolo, Mario Nosotti, Lorenzo Rosso


The field of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is still in continuous development. The advent of uniportal technique has added a versatile tool for thoracic surgeons; currently, it is used for minor thoracic procedures including lung wedge resections up to complex thoracic operations (i.e., chest wall resection, pneumonectomy or bronchoplastic resection) demonstrating the versatile nature of this technique (1).