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Uncharted territory

Authors: Waël C. Hanna

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Segmental resections remain uncharted territory for majority of thoracic surgeons. While simple segmental resections (S6 and S4+5) are frequently done minimally invasively by most surgeons, complex segmental resections, such as upper lobar segments and basal segments, continue to be a bug challenge for many of us. The introduction of the Da Vinci robot to thoracic surgical practice has simplified segmental resection and made it accessible to many surgeons. In this paper, Li and colleagues present a very elegant approach to right basal (S7+S8) segmental resection (1).

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