Port-access thoracoscopic anatomical lung multiplex subsegmentectomy: S6b-S8a-S9a trisubsegmentectomy

Hiroyuki Oizumi, Hirohisa Kato, Jun Suzuki, Akira Hamada, Kenta Nakahashi, Takayuki Sasage, Mitsuaki Sadahiro


A 77-year-old man with chronic obstructive lung disease was referred to our hospital for further management of his lung nodule. Chest computed tomography (CT) showed a lung nodule that increased in size up to 1.9 cm in the S8a of his left lung. Primary lung cancer was suspected. Thoracoscopic anatomical left S6b-S8a-S9a multiplex subsegmentectomy was performed according to the CT simulation. The operative time was 142 min, and the blood loss was 13 mL. Air leakage was not observed and the chest tube was removed on postoperative day (POD) 1. The final diagnosis was a lepidic adenocarcinoma, and he lives well without recurrence in this 4-year period after the surgery.