Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic lymph node dissection

María Delgado Roel, Eva María Fieira Costa, Diego González Rivas, Lucía Méndez Fernández, Ricardo Fernández Prado, María Mercedes De La Torre Bravos

Abstract

Lymphadenectomy is an important part of lung cancer surgery. At the moment, video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) is the most common approach to remove these tumors, when it is technically possible. With our current experience in VATS in major resections we have obtained a radical videothoracoscopic mediastinal lymphadenectomy, and single-port provides us with the best anatomic instrumentation and a direct view.