TY - JOUR AU - Gossot, Dominique AU - Seguin-Givelet, Agathe PY - 2017 TI - Anatomical variations and pitfalls to know during thoracoscopic segmentectomies JF - Journal of Thoracic Disease; Vol 10, Supplement 10 (April 2018): Journal of Thoracic Disease (Sublobar Resections for Lung Cancer) Y2 - 2017 KW - N2 - The rate of sublobar resection (SLR) for early-stage non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) is increasing, mainly because of a growing rate of early-stage lung carcinomas and ground-glass opacities. More and more SLRs are now performed by a thoracoscopic, a video-assisted or a robotically-assisted approach. Although surgeons are performing pulmonary segmentectomies for years, they need a better understanding of anatomy when using a closed chest approach, because vision is more limited and they cannot stretch and expose the parenchyma and broncho-vascular elements. In this article, we will describe most of the significant anatomical variations we have encountered during a consecutive series of 390 full thoracoscopic segmentectomies, either at surgery or preoperatively by studying the 3-dimensional (3D) modelisation. UR - http://jtd.amegroups.com/article/view/17792