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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
Fernando Vannucci, Arthur Vieira, Paula A Ugalde
Pneumonectomy has higher morbidity and mortality rate than any other anatomic lung resection. It is infrequently performed by VATS and mostly in high volume centers. The handling of central vessels with long instruments across very small incisions instead of palpation is the main cause of surgeon's discomfort and resistance to perform this radical type of resection. Published data on VATS pneumonectomy is still limited and based on case series. Nevertheless, the available series suggest that VATS pneumonectomy is at least equivalent to open pneumonectomy...
2018: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Harsha Shanthanna, Peter Moisuik, Turlough O'Hare, Sadeesh Srinathan, Christian Finley, James Paul, Peter Slinger
OBJECTIVES: To determine the preferences and perceptions regarding analgesic options for video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) among thoracic anesthesiologists in Canada. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey of thoracic anesthesiologists with 30 multiple choice questions was e-mailed through an online survey tool called FluidSurveys was performed to members of the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society. SETTING: A nationwide survey. PARTICIPANTS: Members of Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society who provide thoracic anesthesia INTERVENTIONS: None...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Janice D McDaniel, John M Racadio, Manish N Patel, Neil D Johnson, Kamlesh Kukreja
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary nodules in pediatric oncology patients can present a diagnostic and treatment dilemma. Imaging findings are often nonspecific and tissue diagnosis may be required for appropriate treatment. The smaller subpleural nodules may not be visualized and cannot be palpated during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical (VATS) resection. Preoperative localization has been beneficial in obtaining an adequate pathological specimen. OBJECTIVE: This study presents experience in a large pediatric hospital using CT-guided preoperative localization of pulmonary nodules combining two previously utilized techniques, hook wire and methylene blue blood patch localization...
January 23, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Guang Zhao, Long Sun, Guojun Geng, Hongming Liu, Ning Li, Suhuan Liu, Bing Hao, Xiuyi Yu, Jie Jiang
Background: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of currently available preoperative localization methods, including semi-rigid single hook-wire, double-thorn hook-wire, and microcoil, in localizing the pulmonary nodules, thus to select the best technology to assist video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for small ground glass opacities (GGO). Methods: Preoperative CT-guided localizing techniques including semi-rigid single hook-wire, double-thorn hook-wire and microcoil were used in re-aerated fresh swine lung for location experiments...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Grant M Tinsley, Jeffrey S Forsse, Elisa Morales, Peter W Grandjean
We examined the reproducibility of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) visceral adipose tissue (VAT) estimates as well as the impact of pre-assessment diet. In a counterbalanced design, 41 adults received 6 DXA scans, while consuming standardized high- and low-carbohydrate (LC) diets. The impact of pre-assessment diet was examined via repeated-measures analysis of variance and reproducibility of VAT estimates was evaluated by technical error of measurement (TEM) and s.e. of a single determination (SESD)...
December 29, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Andreas Hiebinger, Thomas Weik, Horst Mertins, Johannes Bodner
Surgery for pulmonary metastasis is performed heterogeneously with regard to surgical approach [open vs. video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)] and resection techniques (e.g., laser enucleation, electro-cautery resection, stapling). Complete tumor resection and preservation of lung parenchyma are of upmost importance. This is technically challenging, especially for central lesions close to vascular and bronchial segmental structures. Thus, simple thoracoscopic wedge resections are often not feasible. A VATS lower lobe bisegmentectomy (S7/8) was performed on a 62-year-old patient with a suspicious pulmonary nodule and a history of hemicolectomy for colorectal carcinoma...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Guofei Zhang, Zhijun Wu, Yimin Wu, Gang Shen, Ying Chai
Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has now evolved into a sophisticated technique that can be used in some of the most complex thoracic procedures; however, this approach to segmentectomy is not standardized, and the surgical procedure varies between surgeons. Here, we describe the use of our uniportal VATS procedure during right upper posterior segmentectomy in a patient with a nodule in the right upper lobe. Subsequent mediastinal lymphadenectomy was performed. The patient has recovered well after surgery...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Kaihua Tian, Ronghua Yang, Bin Han
Diego Gonzalez-Rivas and his colleagues performed the first case for pulmonary major resection by the uniportal approach in 2010. In the following years, more and more expert surgeons developed the uniportal approach and even applied it to very complex cases. Many centers have showed that uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy is a safe and feasible technique. The patient presented here is a complex case: The lingular segmental artery was invaded seriously by the tumor and it was difficult to divide it freely, and the pulmonary artery plasty was needed...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Yasuteru Shimamura, Shigeru Sasaki, Masashi Shimohira, Hiroyuki Ogino, Daisuke Yuki, Katsumi Nakamae, Masaki Hara, Yuta Shibamoto
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the feasibility of CT fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous marking using a 25-gauge needle and indigo carmine before video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for small lung lesions. METHODS: 21 patients, 14 males and 7 females, with a median age of 69 years (range, 40-79), underwent CT fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous VATS marking using a 25-gauge, 70-mm needle and 1.5-ml indigo carmine. The mean diameter of the lung lesions was 14 mm (range, 6-27)...
February 2018: British Journal of Radiology
Yu-Fei Fu, Miao Zhang, Wen-Bin Wu, Tao Wang
PURPOSE: To determine the clinical efficacy of preoperative coil localization-guided video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for lung nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between November 2015 and July 2017, 56 patients with lung nodules underwent coil localization-guided VATS procedure. The coil implantation was performed under the guidance of computed tomography (CT). The end tail of the coil remained above the visceral pleura. The target lung nodules were removed by VATS wedge resection...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Shun-Mao Yang, Wen-Ting Wu, Yu-Hsuan Liu, Huan-Jang Ko
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary segmentectomy can be an oncologic equivalent of lobectomy for small non-small cell lung cancer. Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has recently showed favorable surgical outcomes, but remains technical demanding, especially in a complex procedure like anatomic segmentectomy. This manuscript demonstrates the surgical techniques for uniportal VATS segmentectomies with the assistance of additional needlescopic instruments. METHODS: Data of 22 consecutive patients who underwent 24 needlescopic-assisted uniportal VATS segmentectomies between December 2016 and June 2017 was analyzed...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Paolo Mendogni, Davide Tosi, Lorenzo Rosso, Alessandro Palleschi, Margherita Cattaneo, Alessandra Mazzucco, Mario Nosotti
It is well known that the "gold standard" procedure for surgically resectable early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), is pulmonary lobectomy. Even though sublobar resections (SLR), particularly segmentectomy, seem attractive as an alternative to lobectomy in early stage lung cancers, they are still debated procedures. The aim of this study is to answer to the question: "Is VATS lung segmentectomy an underused option?" To obtain an answer to this query, the authors carried out a review of the "state of the art" as follows: (I) performing a non-systematic review of the literature; (II) analyzing the review articles published; (III) looking at the ongoing studies, the results of which have not yet published; (IV) scanning the technical aspect of lung segmentectomy...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang, Zachary W Fitch, S Scott Balderson, John Z Deng, Thomas A D'Amico
Over the past 20 years, there have been significant advancements in thoracoscopic surgical techniques as well as in lung cancer screening protocols, which have identified greater numbers of smaller lung tumors (<2 cm) that are more frequently operable and curable. These advancements have led to new interest in the thoracoscopic (VATS) approach to segmentectomy. This article will discuss the outcomes and technical considerations associated with VATS segmentectomy.
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Carlos Galvez, Francisco Lirio, Julio Sesma, Benno Baschwitz, Sergio Bolufer
Unusual anatomical segmentectomies are technically demanding procedures that require a deep knowledge of intralobar anatomy and surgical skill. In the other hand, these procedures preserve more normal lung parenchyma for lesions located in specific anatomical segments, and are indicated for benign lesions, metastasis and also early stage adenocarcinomas without nodal involvement. A 32-year-old woman was diagnosed of a benign pneumocytoma in the anterior segment of the left-lower lobe (S8, LLL), so we performed a single-incision video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (SI-VATS) anatomical S8 segmentectomy in 140 minutes under intercostal block...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Piotr Yablonsky, Vadim Pischik, Marina G Tovbina, Mikhail Atiukov
BACKGROUND: During the period from 1996 to 2016, we have performed 281 thymectomies in patients with various diseases of the thymus. In 179 patients, thymic pathology was associated with autoimmune myasthenia gravis (MG), and, in 108 patients, thymoma was diagnosed. METHODS: The majority of surgeries [254] were performed using video thoracoscopy, 79 of them with an additional cervical approach. The long-term results of video thoracoscopic thymectomies in myasthenic patients were followed up for 1 to 15...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Diego González-Rivas, Francisco Lirio, Julio Sesma
Nowadays, sublobar anatomic resections are gaining momentum as a valid alternative for early stage lung cancer. Despite being technically demanding, anatomic segmentectomies can be performed by uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) approach to combine the benefits of minimally invasiveness with the maximum lung sparing. This procedure can be even more complex if a combined resection of multiple segments from different lobes has to be done. Here we report five cases of combined and unusual segmentectomies done by the same experienced surgeon in high volume institutions to show uniportal VATS is a feasible approach for these complex resections and to share an excellent educational resource...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Fernando M Safdie, Manuel Villa Sanchez, Inderpal S Sarkaria
Video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has become a routinely utilized approach to complex procedures of the chest, such as pulmonary resection. It has been associated with decreased postoperative pain, shorter length of stay and lower incidence of complications such as pneumonia. Limitations to this modality may include limited exposure, lack of tactile feedback, and a two-dimensional view of the surgical field. Furthermore, the lack of an open incision may incur technical challenges in preventing and controlling operative misadventures leading to major hemorrhage or other intraoperative emergencies...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Duilio Divisi, Mirko Barone, Roberto Crisci
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) allows to treat pulmonary and mediastinal diseases although two-dimensional (2D) imaging can make difficult to estimate the morphological and topographical characteristics of a lesion. Some technical aspects have certainly been corrected with the introduction of robot-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS), although not widespread in less economically developed countries. As an emerging imaging system and technique, 3D VATS is an interesting resource for thoracic surgeons and it may be a proper and valid aid in minimally-invasive surgery, but not an alternative or a compromise to the most expensive robotic technology...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
Giulia Veronesi, Pierluigi Novellis, Orazio Difrancesco, Mark Dylewski
Some series report the use of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) but, few studies describe the use of the robotic approach specifically for locally advanced disease. One potential advantage of the robotic approach over traditional VATS is the increased radicality. While the benefit of the robotic approach over open thoracotomy is directly related to reduced surgical trauma and the improved tolerability in fragile patients that have received induction treatment...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
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