VATS left upper lobectomy

Xiaojing Zhao, Liqiang Qian, Jun Wang


A 60-year-old female patient was admitted due to multiple ground-glass nodules in the left upper lobe, which was found on her health screening 20 days ago. Preoperative examinations showed no obvious abnormality. Also, no distant metastasis was found during the preoperative examinations, and her heart and lung functions could tolerate the lobectomy. Chest computed tomography (CT) showed multiple ground-glass nodules on the left lung, which were considered to be early malignant lesions; In addition, no remarkably swollen lymph node was visible in the mediastinum. Therefore, VATS left upper lobectomy was performed, and intraoperative frozen section confirmed the diagnosis of adenocarcinoma.