Article Abstract

Methodology and timing of standardization

Authors: Luca Bertolaccini, Gaetano Rocco


Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (UniVATS) seems a feasible approach to lung cancer and other intrathoracic conditions. However, the eye-hand coordination and the approach to the target lesion could represent challenging steps in the learning curve. Consensus on the indications and surgical technique is lacking even though the majority of the surgeons regularly performing UniVATS lobectomy seem to have elected an anterior approach (1).