VATS right upper lobectomy

Gan-Jun Kang, Wen-Yang Jiang, Song-Ping Xie, Jie Huang


Standard thoracotomy has been considered as the classic approach and only choice for the diagnosis and treatment of certain thoracic diseases especially in patients with peripheral lung cancer. Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is a new minimally invasive thoracic surgery through small incisions in the intercostal muscle of chest wall by using modern camera technology, high-tech equipment and surgical instrument. Consequently, VATS has become the preferred main method for peripheral lung cancer in the last two decades. The aim of the present paper is to describe and discuss the operative techniques of VATS for right upper lobectomy (RUL).