Article Abstract

Open bronchus technique: another arrow in the quiver for the minimally invasive thoracic surgeon

Authors: Mathew Thomas


The evolution of minimally invasive thoracic surgery (MITS) over time has been quite fascinating. As surgeons have gained more experience in thoracoscopic operations, they have become more prolific in innovating techniques to overcome various challenges and improve patient outcomes. There are few remaining absolute contraindications to MITS thanks to the patience, persistence and ability to think outside the box demonstrated by minimally invasive surgeons worldwide.