History and indications of uniportal pulmonary wedge resections

Gaetano Rocco


The occasion for writing this manuscript originates from the first world meeting on Uniportal VATS held in Naples on October 26, 2012. At that time, some of the world experts in the use of VATS and single-port VATS in the management of intrathoracic conditions convened to establish the status quo and the possible future perspectives of uniportal VATS as a possible adjunct to current minimally invasive techniques in the thoracic surgical armamentarium.