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Indications and timing of conversion to thoracotomy during videoassisted lung resection

Authors: Francesco Petrella

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The definition of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy relies on at least three basic concepts: a monitor-based procedure; full anatomic hilar dissection and selective stapling of vascular and bronchial structures; no need for rib spreading (1).

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