Thoracoscopic anatomic pulmonary resection
An anatomic lobectomy is the most common surgery in general thoracic surgery, and it is called a pneumonectomy if the scope of resection is expanded and a segmentectomy if this scope is reduced. A thoracoscopic lobectomy is undoubtedly a representative surgery of the application of thoracoscopic technology in thoracic surgery, showing that the thoracoscopic technology can meet the diagnostic and treatment needs for lung disease, which leads to a greatly expanded scope of its application. This chapter will describe the thoracoscopic anatomic lobectomy, segmentectomy, and pneumonectomy. Before we introduce the surgery, we will first take a brief look at the anatomy of the lung (Figures 1,2).