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Geometrical Characteristics of Uniportal VATS

  
@article{JTD1133,
	author = {Luca Bertolaccini and Gaetano Rocco and Andrea Viti and Alberto Terzi},
	title = {Geometrical Characteristics of Uniportal VATS},
	journal = {Journal of Thoracic Disease},
	volume = {5},
	number = {3},
	year = {2013},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {In terms of accuracy and efficacy Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) resections are comparable to standard VATS. In standard three-ports VATS, the geometric configuration of a parallelogram generates interference with the optical source, creating a plane with a torsion angle not favorable on the flat two-dimensional vision of currently available monitors. The potential advantages of single-port VATS approach include not only the one intercostal space incision (reduction of postoperative pain) but also a translational approach of VATS instruments along a sagittal plane. Accordingly, the Uniportal approach enables VATS instruments to draw two parallel lines on the plane, bringing them to approach the target lesion from a caudo-cranial perspective thus achieving a projective plane. As a consequence, taking advantage of the unique spatial features specific to uniportal VATS, the surgeon is enabled to bring the operative fulcrum inside the chest to address the target lesion in a fashion similar to open surgery.},
	issn = {2077-6624},	url = {http://jtd.amegroups.com/article/view/1133}
}