Article Abstract

Time to remind old good principles

Authors: Marcin Zieliński


Introduction of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) of anatomic pulmonary resection brought major changes to various technical aspects of dissection and management of elements of the hilum of the lung. Older techniques of how to manage pulmonary arterial and venous branches with ligatures or sutures were replaced by endostaplers, which theoretically made this technique easier and faster.