Uniportal video-assisted sleeve resections: how to deal with specific challenges

Konstantinos Marios Soultanis, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas


Concerns about incomplete resection and future recurrence, combined with the fact that a parenchyma sparing procedure is more technically demanding than that of a pneumonectomy, have traditionally reserved sleeve pulmonary resection (SL) procedures for patients diagnosed with central lung tumors who cannot tolerate a pneumonectomy.