Article Abstract

The importance of antiadhesion treatment for the successful video-assisted thoracic surgery

Authors: Akiko Uemura, Ryou Tanaka

Abstract

Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy has been the most common procedure for malignant and benign pulmonary diseases. However, in many cases with complicated hilar anatomies, the incidence of massive bleeding interferes with continuation of VATS and often forces a conversion to thoracotomy.