Extralobar Resection of Congenital Pulmonary Malformations (Open and MIS Approaches)
This chapter describes the endoscopic/surgical procedure for extralobar resection of congenital pulmonary malformations as performed by the following approaches: thoracotomy and thoracoscopy. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: thoracic access, identification and dissection of the pulmonary lesion, ligation and division of the associated vascular structures, and chest closure.