Technical aspects of single-port thoracoscopic surgery for lobectomy
1 Graduate Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei City, Taiwan
2 Department of Thoracic Surgery, Mackay Memorial Hospital, No. 92, Section 2, Chung Shan North Road, Taipei City, Taiwan
3 Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei City, Taiwan
4 Mackay Medicine, Nursing and Management College, Taipei City, Taiwan
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2012, 7:50 doi:10.1186/1749-8090-7-50Published: 6 June 2012
Thoracoscopic Surgery is in common use in routine surgical practice. With the advancement of the various techniques and instruments required, mini wounds and fewer thoracoports become practical in recent years. Here, we report our experience of performing lobectomy with radical lymph node dissection in 3 patients using regular straight endoscopic instruments. We demonstrate the feasibility of such techniques and discuss the key points of effectively performing the procedures. Because of the favorable outcomes, we encourage such procedures to be widely applied in surgical operations of various types.