Article Abstract

Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy for the right side using a single-direction approach

Authors: Katsuhiro Okuda, Hiroshi Haneda, Keisuke Yokota, Tsutomu Tatematsu, Ryoichi Nakanishi


In order to conduct safe, curative, and minimally invasive surgery for the treatment of lung cancer, thoracic surgeons have developed various approaches, including the single-port method, the multi-port method, and anterior and posterior approaches to reduce the rate of postoperative complications. Preoperative computed tomography (CT) is used to provide an understanding of the individual anatomy of each patient, especially the pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein and bronchi, and is an essential part of the safety management performed by a surgical team. The standardization of surgery is also desirable from the viewpoint of the operation time and safety management.