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Techniques of lung lobectomy

Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Jessica Correa Marin, Juan Pablo Ovalle Granados, Juan David Urrea Llano, Sonia Roque Cañas, Alonso Oviedo Arqueta, Mercedes de la Torre
Tracheobronchial pediatric tumors are very rare and procedures like pneumonectomy are seldomly indicated due to the associated morbidity. If a surgical approach is considered, the ideal oncological technique would be the minimally invasive sleeve resection, allowing preservation of lung parenchyma (very important in pediatric patients). Here we present the first report of a thoracoscopic right upper tracheo-bronchial sleeve lobectomy in a pediatric patient. A 10-year-old female patient, who received multiple antibiotic treatments for recurrent pneumonia without improvement, was diagnosed with a right upper lobe (RUL) carcinoid tumor...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Edward J Caruana, Pierogiorgio Solli, Aman S Coonar
Chest wall invasion is seen in 5% to 8% of patients presenting with lung cancer. We report a case of complete resection of a 14 cm × 9 cm pT3N0M0 squamous cell carcinoma arising from the right lower lobe and invading the lower chest wall posteriorly, in a 75 years old male, via a hybrid thoracoscopic [video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)] approach. Following conventional VATS lobectomy, a targeted 10 cm incision was performed to allow wide resection of the 7(th) to 10(th) ribs and 6(th) to 9(th) transverse processes, with the defect being subsequently reconstructed with a composite rigid prosthesis...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Hidenao Kayawake, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Akihiro Aoyama, Hideki Motoyama, Kyoko Hijiya, Toshi Menju, Toshihiko Sato, Makoto Sonobe, Hiroshi Date
OBJECTIVES: Donor lobectomies in living-donor lobar lung transplantation sometimes require additional surgical procedures on the interlobar pulmonary artery. We retrospectively reviewed the surgical techniques and outcomes of living-donor lobectomy. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2015, 116 living-donor lobectomies were performed in 64 consecutive living-donor lobar lung transplantations (52 bilateral, 12 single). The surgical techniques and outcomes were reviewed retrospectively...
October 15, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Weston G Andrews, Subroto Paul
Lung cancer resection techniques have gone through many changes and adaptations. Traditional thoracotomy provided sufficient visualization to fully resect the lobe as well as adequate lymph node dissection. Many thought that this allowed for the most accurate surgical staging of a lung cancer, but subjected the patient to longer hospital stays and increased morbidity and mortality. As with many major surgical operations there has been a culture shift toward minimally invasive techniques, but the adoption has been slow...
October 13, 2016: Future Oncology
Gaetano Di Rienzo, Corrado Surrente, Camillo Lopez, Giovanna Imbriglio, Gaetano Greco, Anna Lucia Urgese, Luigi Andriolo
In 2012, open procedures represented 63% of the total number of lobectomies performed in our unit; in 2015, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy numbers increased up to 66% of the total number of lobectomies performed. When carrying out the procedures, we followed the guidelines presented by the International VATS Lobectomy Consensus Group regarding indications, contraindications, preoperative investigations and conversions. In view of 280 VATS major lung resections from May 2012 to May 2016, we describe some tips and tricks that can be useful in this surgical technique, from general principles to single operative procedures...
October 13, 2016: Future Oncology
Huan H Sun, Joanna Sesti, Jessica S Donington
Recent advances in the surgical treatment of early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have focused heavily on making procedures less invasive, less radical, and better tolerated. Advances in accuracy and increased utilization of cross-sectional imaging allows for diagnosis of smaller and more indolent tumors and preinvasive lesions. Similar to advanced disease, early-stage treatment is now being tailored to individual patients and their tumors. Sublobar resections are gaining acceptance as an oncologically equivalent approach to lobectomy in well-selected stage I patients...
October 2016: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Steven Rothenberg
PURPOSE: Thoracoscopic lobectomy for congenital cystic lung disease has become an accepted and in many institutions the preferred technique. However, the technical challenges are many. Previous endoscopic staplers (12 mm) used commonly in adults are too large for use in infants This study evaluates the safety and efficacy of using a 5 mm stapling device to seal and divide major pulmonary structures. METHODS: From July 2014 to March 2016, 26 patients of age 6 weeks to 13 months underwent thoracoscopic lobectomy for CPAM or sequestration...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Tom Treasure
3rd Mediterranean Symposium on Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Catania, Italy, 21-22 April 2016 Surgeons presented their experience on videothoracoscopic lobectomy at the 3rd Mediterranean Symposium on Thoracic Surgical Oncology. The audience did not question that lobectomy could be done safely and as completely by videothoracoscopic techniques provided it was in expert and practiced hands and suitable patients. The question addressed here is whether video-assisted thoracic surgery can replace thoracotomy as a standard of care in patients suitable for either approach...
September 27, 2016: Future Oncology
Hidenao Kayawake, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Akihiro Aoyama, Hiroshi Date
In living-donor lobar lung transplantation, donor lobectomies must be performed carefully both for donors and recipients. In some cases pulmonary arterioplasty is required for preserving branches of pulmonary artery. This report describes a successful case of pulmonary arterioplasty with end-to-end anastomosis of the interlobar artery and the lingular branch in living-donor lobectomy. Because the harvest of autologous pericardium can be avoided both in donor and recipient surgical procedures by using this technique, living-donor lobar lung transplantation can be performed more safely and simply...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
József Furák, Balázs Pécsy, Aurél Ottlakán, Tibor Németh, Tibor Géczi, László Tiszlavicz, Anna Lakatos, György Lázár
OBJECTIVES: Herein we present the results of lobectomies performed with minimally invasive approach (video-assisted thoracic surgery - VATS) at our department during a period of five years. METHODS: Between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2015, 197 lobectomies (malignant lesions: 176 cases, benign lesions: 21 cases) were performed by three thoracic surgeons and one resident. Demographical data are as follows: 119 female/78 male, mean age: 62.4 years (range: 41-82 years)...
September 2016: Magyar Sebészet
Min Zhang, Alan D L Sihoe, Ming Du
BACKGROUND: Single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) left upper lobectomy is difficult amongst all the lobes. At the beginning of single-port lobectomies, the upper lobes were believed not to be amenable for single-port approach due to the difficult angulation for staplers. Gonzalez reported the first single-port VATS left upper lobectomy in 2011. METHODS: We report a new technique of single-port VATS left upper lobectomy with the concept of "reverse direction"...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Hao Chen, Guobing Xu, Bin Zheng, Wei Zheng, Yong Zhu, Zhaohui Guo, Chun Chen
BACKGROUND: In this study, we evaluate the feasibility and safety of single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) sleeve lobectomy (SL) and systematic mediastinal lymphadenectomy and summarize our surgical experience. METHODS: From October 2014 to December 2015, eight cases of single-port VATS SL [seven male patients and one female patient, median age 56.0 (range, 38-63) years] were performed by a single group of surgeons in Fujian Medical University Fujian Union Hospital...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Laura L Donahoe, Elsie T Nguyen, Tae-Bong Chung, Lan-Chau Kha, Marcelo Cypel, Gail E Darling, Marc de Perrot, Shaf Keshavjee, Andrew F Pierre, Thomas K Waddell, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is standard of care for small lung resections at many centres. Computed tomography (CT)-guided insertion of microcoils can aid surgeons in performing VATS resections for non-palpable lung nodules deep to the lung surface. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of CT-guided microcoil insertions prior to VATS lung resection at a single institution from October 2008 to January 2014. RESULTS: A total of 63 patients were included (37% male, mean age 61...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
José M Borro, Francisco Regueiro, Sonia Pértega, Manuel Constenla, Salvador Pita
INTRODUCTION: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery has become the technique of choice in the early stages of lung cancer in many centers although there is no evidence that all of the surgical approaches achieve the same long-term survival. METHOD: We carried out a retrospective review of 276 VATS lobectomies performed in our department, analyzing age, sex, comorbidities, current smoker, FEV1 and FCV, surgical approach, TNM and pathological stage, histologic type, neoadjuvant or coadjuvant chemotherapy, relapse and metastasis time, with the main aim of evaluating the survival rate and disease-free time, especially with regard to the two/three versus single port approach...
September 7, 2016: Archivos de Bronconeumología
Fernando Vannucci, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas
Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) for treatment of lung cancer is being increasingly applied worldwide in the last few years. Since its introduction, many publications have been providing strong evidences that this minimally invasive approach is feasible, safe and oncologically efficient; offering to patients several advantages over traditional open thoracotomy, particularly for early-stage disease (I and II). The application of VATS for locally advanced disease treatment has also been largely described, but probably requires a further level of experience, which is more likely to be found in reference centers, with skilled experts...
October 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Valerie Lacroix, Zahra Mosala Nezhad, David Kahn, Arnaud Steyaert, Alain Poncelet, Thierry Pieters, Philippe Noirhomme
Background To evaluate pulmonary function, pain, and quality of life at midterm after robotic lobectomy performed in a single institution. Methods Sixty-five consecutive patients underwent robotic thoracic surgery over 32 months using a complete four-arm portal technique. Sixty-one patients underwent lobectomies predominantly for stage I non-small cell lung cancer. Pulmonary function tests were repeated at midterm follow-up. Pain and quality of life were evaluated during the follow-up on a subgroup of 39 patients, excluding the learning period...
August 30, 2016: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
Jane Keating, Sunil Singhal
Lung cancer screening has lead to frequent diagnosis of solitary pulmonary nodules, many of which require surgical biopsy for diagnosis and intervention. Subcentimeter and central nodules are particularly difficult to visualize or palpate during surgery, thus nodule localization can be a difficult problem for the thoracic surgeon. Although minimally invasive techniques including transthoracic computed tomography and bronchoscopic-guided biopsy may establish a diagnosis, these methods do not help locate nodules during surgery and can lead to inadequate tissue sampling...
2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Jonathan D Spicer, Jitesh B Shewale, Mara B Antonoff, Arlene M Correa, Wayne B Hofstetter, David C Rice, Ara A Vaporciyan, Reza J Mehran, Garrett L Walsh, Jack A Roth, Stephen G Swisher, Boris Sepesi
BACKGROUND: Emerging technologies for prosthetic reconstruction after chest wall resection have yielded a wide variety of reconstructive options for thoracic surgeons. The ideal chest wall reconstruction and its impact on perioperative outcomes has not been well defined. Our goal was to determine whether mesh characteristics such as rigidity or absorbability altered perioperative pulmonary and infectious outcomes. METHODS: Our institutional database was queried for patients who underwent chest wall resection and reconstruction for primary or secondary chest wall tumors between the years 1998 and 2013...
August 12, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Marco Chiarelli, Martino Gerosa, Angelo Guttadauro, Francesco Gabrielli, Giuseppe Vertemati, Massimo Cazzaniga, Luca Fumagalli, Matilde De Simone, Ugo Cioffi
BACKGROUND: The majority of patients with severe blunt chest trauma is successfully treated with supportive measures and thoracostomy tube; only few cases need urgent thoracotomy. Lung-sparing techniques are treatments of choice but major pulmonary resections are necessary in case of injuries involving hilar vessels or bronchi. Currently the mortality associated with pulmonary lobectomy performed for chest trauma is 40%. METHODS: Over a 2-year period [2013-2014], 210 patients with chest trauma were hospitalized at our Institution...
July 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Mong-Wei Lin, Shuenn-Wen Kuo, Shun-Mao Yang, Jang-Ming Lee
BACKGROUND: The Da Vinci robotic system has been used to enhance the surgeon's visualization and agility in lung cancer surgery, and thus facilitate refined dissection, knot tying and suturing. However, only a few case reports exist on performing a sleeve lobectomy with a robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (RATS) technique. Here we describe our early experience performing RATS sleeve lobectomies. To our knowledge, this is the first study reporting a series of RATS sleeve lobectomies...
July 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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