Article Abstract

Single-direction thoracoscopic lobectomy: right side

Authors: Hu Liao, Chengwu Liu, Jiandong Mei, Feng Lin, Qiang Pu, Lunxu Liu


Video-assisted thoracic (VATS) lobectomy has been widely accepted as a standard procedure for the surgical treatment of early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (1-3). Since VATS lobectomy first introduced in 1992, several techniques had been reported (4-6). Previously, we introduced a novel VATS lobectomy technique, which named single-direction thoracoscopic lobectomy (7). The aim of this paper is to illustrate the techniques of single-direction thoracoscopic lobectomies of the right lung, including the right upper, middle, and lower lobectomies in detail.