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Vats lobectomy

Marcin Zieliński, Tomasz Nabialek, Juliusz Pankowski
Background: The aim of the study is a description of surgical technique of uniportal transcervical video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for pulmonary lobectomy. Methods: We used a collar neck incision (transcervical) of an average length 5-8 centimeters. The manubrium of the sternum is elevated with a hook connected to the Zakopane II frame (Aesculap-Chifa, B. Braun, Nowy Tomyśl, Poland). The first step is a transcervical extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy (TEMLA), for improved staging and possible improved survival...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Federico Davini, Sara Ricciardi, Carmelina Cristina Zirafa, Ilenia Cavaliere, Gaetano Romano, Franca Melfi
Background: The incidental detection of solitary pulmonary nodule (SPN) is currently increasing due to the widespread use of computed tomography (CT) during the follow up in oncological patients or in screening trials. A quick and definitive histological diagnosis of these nodes is mandatory as, in case of primitive lung cancer, an early detection could improve both surgical results and prognosis. The minimally invasive pulmonary resection (MIPR) is the gold standard procedure for diagnosis and treatment of small lung nodules, but it can be difficult to localize deep nonpalpable nodes that lie in the lung parenchyma...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Massimo Osvaldo Jaus, Annarita Forcione, Alessandro Gonfiotti, Francesco Carleo, Alessia Raffaella De Massimi, Luigi Carbone, Marco Di Martino, Giuseppe Cardillo
Nowadays the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that invades the chest wall is still questioned. The classic approach is a lobectomy that requires chest wall resection through thoracotomy, but thanks to the progress in the field of thoracoscopic surgery, this procedure can be performed by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Major advances have been made in recent years both in the surgical technique associated with thoracoscopy and in the instrumentation available today. This has allowed the use of thoracoscopic technique even in advanced disease...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Paolo Lucciarini, Florian Augustin, Herbert Thomas Maier, Francesco Zaraca, Thomas Schmid
The aim of this study was to explore intraoperative complications during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. Vascular and bronchial injuries, after a robust learning curve, can be sometimes successfully managed by VATS. During a VATS lobectomy, it is necessary: to be prepared in potentially dangerous situations; to think about strategies to handle intraoperative complications and to share these strategies with your own staff. Herein we present some videos showing cases where vascular injuries led to conversion and others where a minimally-invasive trouble shooting of intraoperative complications was achieved...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Shuangjiang Li, Zhiqiang Wang, Kun Zhou, Yan Wang, Yanming Wu, Pengfei Li, Guowei Che
Background: To evaluate the clinical significance of degree of pulmonary fissure completeness (PFC) on major in-hospital outcomes following video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Materials and methods: We carried out a single-center retrospective analysis on the prospectively maintained database at our unit between August 2014 and October 2015. Patients were divided into two groups based on their fissure sum average (FSA)...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Rizwana Yasmin, Dorte R Stærk, Anna Kalhauge, Henrik J Hansen, Tina E Olsen, Lisa L Maroun
Bilateral pulmonary sequestration (PS) is a very rare congenital malformation. We describe a case of bilateral intralobar pulmonary sequestration (ILS) in a newborn. Both sequestrations received arterial supply from separate branches of the descending aorta and venous drainage was into ipsilateral inferior pulmonary veins. Prenatal ultrasonography showed cystic changes in the lungs. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) with supplemental two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) images was performed to clearly define the pathology and revealed bilateral intralobar pulmonary sequestration with aberrant blood supply...
March 2018: Acta Radiologica Open
Shaohua Ma, Tiansheng Yan, Keyi Wang, Jingdi Wang, Jintao Song, Tong Wang, Wei He, Jie Bai, Liang Jin, Hailong Liang
BACKGROUND: Segmentectomy can retains more healthy lung tissue than lobectomy, but it remains controversial in oncology for early stage lung cancer. The aim of this study is to discuss the problems of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) segmentectomy in early stage lung cancer, by analyzing the clinical and pathological data of 35 cases and reviewing the literature. METHODS: There were 35 patients who received segmentectomy by complete video-assisted thoracic surgery, from May 2013 to July 2017, in single operation group in the Third Hospital of Peking University...
February 20, 2018: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Sophia Chen, Travis C Geraci, Robert James Cerfolio
Robotic lobectomy is an increasingly common surgical approach for anatomic lung resection. Over the last decade, robotic lobectomy has shown to be safe, with oncologic efficacy similar to lobectomy via thoracotomy or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Comparative analysis between these modalities is an active area of investigation. While initially expensive, the costs of a robotic platform decrease as the number of operations performed increases, length of stay is shortened, and postoperative morbidity is reduced...
March 5, 2018: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Sai Yendamuri, Athar Battoo, Kris Attwood, Samjot Singh Dhillon, Grace K Dy, Mark Hennon, Anthony Picone, Chukwumere Nwogu, Todd Demmy, Elisabeth Dexter
BACKGROUND: Mediastinoscopy is considered the gold standard for preresectional staging of lung cancer. We sought to examine the effect of concomitant mediastinoscopy on postoperative pneumonia (POP) in patients undergoing lobectomy. METHODS: All patients in our institutional database (2008-2015) undergoing lobectomy who did not receive neoadjuvant therapy were included in our study. The relationship between mediastinoscopy and POP was examined using univariate (Chi square) and multivariate analyses (binary logistic regression)...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Davor Stamenovic, Antje Messerschmidt, Thomas Schneider
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of lung cancer and other tumors is increasing among the elderly people. The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of advanced age (80 + years) on the immediate perioperative outcome as well as to define potential risk factors that may lead to increasing morbidity and mortality after lung resections. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis of the data from an electronic database of 208 elderly patients (165 patients ≥70 years, 45 patients ≥80 years) undergoing pulmonary anatomical resection for lung tumors during January 2013-December 2016 was conducted...
February 24, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Patricia A Thistlethwaite, Jonathan R Gower, Moises Hernandez, Yu Zhang, Andrew C Picel, Anne C Roberts
BACKGROUND: Lung nodules that are small and deep within lung parenchyma, and have semisolid characteristics are often challenging to localize with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). We describe our cumulative experience using needle localization of small nodules before surgical resection. We report procedural tips, operative results, and lessons learned over time. METHODS: A retrospective review of all needle localization cases between July 1, 2006, and December 30, 2016, at a single institution was performed...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Francesco Guerrera, Pier Luigi Filosso, Cecilia Pompili, Stefania Olivetti, Matteo Roffinella, Andrea Imperatori, Alessandro Brunelli
Background: The presence of air leak following lung resection remains a frequent problem, which may prolong hospital stay and increase hospital costs. In the past, some studies documented the efficacy of soft and flexible chest tube in patients who underwent thoracic surgery. Nevertheless, safety in case of post-operative large air or liquid leak remains questionable. The objective of this study was to verify through a multicentre study the safety and the effectiveness of the coaxial chest tube in a consecutive series of selected patients who underwent anatomical pulmonary resection and with an active and large air leak...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Mirko Barone, Giuseppe Cipollone, Felice Mucilli
The effects of immunomodulation processes in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy are still debated; although, the reduced surgical stress of minimally invasive surgery is evident. The immunological repercussions could also influence the evolution of the disease and the prognosis of patients. The article aims to raise some points of reflection by considering available evidences and reiterating, once again, the prognostic utility of a minimally invasive procedure rather than classical approach...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Elisa Meacci, Dania Nachira, Maria Teresa Congedo, Marco Chiappetta, Leonardo Petracca Ciavarella, Stefano Margaritora
In the era of lung cancer screening and early detection of lung lesions, pulmonary segmentectomy has gained wide acceptance between thoracic community reducing the need of lobectomy for diagnostic purpose and treatment in case of centrally located benign, multiple or undetermined lesions. In rigorously selected patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), segmentectomies seem to offer similar survival outcomes rather than lobectomies, but associated with a better conservation of lung function. However, segmentectomy is a more challenging procedure to be performed compared to lobectomy, especially by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Giuseppe Marulli, Enrico Verderi, Giovanni M Comacchio, Nicola Monaci, Giuseppe Natale, Samuele Nicotra, Federico Rea
Background: In the last decades, the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for the treatment of early stage non-small cell lung cancer is continuously growing. This is mainly due to the development of more advanced surgical devices, to the rising incidence of peripheral lung tumors and is also favored by the increased reliability of preoperative staging techniques. Despite this progress, postoperative unexpected nodal upstaging is still a relevant issue. Aim of this study is to identify possible predictors of unexpected nodal upstaging in patients affected by cT1-3N0 NSCLC submitted to VATS lobectomy...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
William Grossi, Gianluca Masullo, Francesco Londero, Angelo Morelli
The object of our study is to show the causes leading to conversion, in order to observe the responsible variables and analyses if conversion influences the patient's outcome. Between January 2013 and December 2016, Udine Thoracic Department performed 180 video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomies, and 24 cases were converted to thoracotomy due to an intra-operative complication such as arterial or venous bleeding, airway and other injuries. The VATS lobectomies' number increased over the three years: from 27 in 2013 to 55 in 2015 and 48 in 2016...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Federico Piccioni, Riccardo Ragazzi
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs are developed to prevent factors that delay postoperative recovery as well as issues that cause complications. The development of video-assist thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) techniques favors the fast recovery after thoracic procedures. ERAS strategies are based on multidisciplinary approach in which the anesthetist plays an important role from the preoperative to the postoperative phase with several goals. After preoperative evaluation and medical optimization, the anesthetist must ensure a tailored anesthetic plan aiming to a fast recovery and adequate pain relief to reduce the response to the surgical stress...
2018: Journal of visualized surgery
Antonio D'Andrilli, Erino A Rendina
Main specific interventions for preoperative clinical optimisation of patients undergoing lung cancer surgery include assessment and treatment of comorbidities, minimizing preoperative hospitalization, minimizing preoperative fasting, and optimisation of antibiotic and thrombo-embolic prophylaxis. Preoperative patient optimisation is considered a crucial part of enhanced recovery after thoracic surgery pathways. Potentially, advantages of this fast-track management could be even higher when considering video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) major lung resection, because reduced trauma related to minimally invasive techniques is one of the main factors improving postoperative outcome...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Luca Bertolaccini, Piergiorgio Solli, Roberto Crisci, Gaetano Rocco
Senior surgeons who completed their formal surgical training before the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy era have had more experience with lobectomy via thoracotomy while their thoracoscopic training background contrasts from younger surgeons. However, this does not seem to have an unfavourable effect on their performance. Despite the literature recognising the critical points of influence of the learning curve for resident surgeons, limited data are focusing on the incremental performance of VATS lobectomy by senior surgeons...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Fei Yao, Jian Wang, Ju Yao, Lei Xu, Junling Qian, Yongke Cao
BACKGROUND: Anatomic segmentectomy for stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has potential advantages such as preserving pulmonary function and reducing postoperative complications. However, many surgeons are deterred from this procedure for its anatomical complexity. Therefore, we presented our early experience with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) anatomic segmentectomy compared with our most recent VATS lobectomy cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty patients with cT1aN0M0 (ground-glass opacity [GGO] rate >50%) NSCLC underwent VATS segmentectomy from January 2015 to December 2016...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
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