Article Abstract

Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy in the animal model

Authors: Mercedes de la Torre, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Ricardo Fernández-Prado, María Delgado, Eva M. Fieira, Alberto Centeno

Abstract

We introduce the training on uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy in sheep. This animal model is helpful to learn the different view, the importance of lung exposure and the key points of the instrumentation. In this article we present three videos with the left upper lobectomy, the left lower lobectomy and the right upper lobectomy in the sheep.