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A single-center experience of 100 image-guided video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery procedures

	author = {Yin-Kai Chao and Chih-Tsung Wen and Hsin-Yueh Fang and Ming-Ju Hsieh},
	title = {A single-center experience of 100 image-guided video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery procedures},
	journal = {Journal of Thoracic Disease},
	volume = {10},
	number = {14},
	year = {2018},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Background: The advent of image-guided video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (iVATS) has allowed the simultaneous localization and removal of small lung nodules. The aim of this study is to detail, in a retrospective review, one institution’s experience using iVATS in this clinical setting, with a special attention to efficacy, safety, and procedural details. 
Methods: This study was a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Between October 2016 and January 2018, a total of 95 patients with 100 small lung nodules underwent iVATS. All procedures were performed in a hybrid operating room (HOR) in which a cone-beam computed tomography (CT) apparatus and a laser navigation system were present. 
Results: The mean size of the 100 lung nodules was 7.94 mm, with their mean depth from the visceral pleura being 10 mm. A total of 98 nodules were successfully localized; of them, 94 were resected through a marker-guided procedure. There were four resection failures [wire dislodgement (n=2) or dye spillage (n=2)]). A significant inverse association was found between localization time (mean: 21.19 min) and the surgeon’s experience (Pearson’s r=−0.632; P},
	issn = {2077-6624},	url = {}