Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy

  • Dong Xie
  • Konstantinos Marios Soultanis
  • Xuefei Hu
  • Yuming Zhu


Anatomic segmentectomies are a valuable tool for the treatment of early stage lung cancer, benign tumors, or pulmonary metastases. Preoperative hook wire localization of the culprit lesion under CT-guidance and a variety of techniques for the identification of the intersegmental plane have augmented the spread of pulmonary segmentectomies. Rocco et al. were the first to report a single-port VATS approach for wedge resections [1]. Gonzalez-Rivas et al. extended the indications of the technique for lobectomies and segmentectomies [2–6]. Shih et al., in their comparative study of single versus multi-port VATS segmentectomy found no significant differences in the surgical outcome between the two approaches for the treatment early stage primary lung cancer [7].

Supplementary material

Video 1

Left upper lingular segmentectomy (MP4 313277 kb)

Video 2

Right lower superior segmentectomy (MP4 439708 kb)

Video 3

Right upper anterior segmentectomy (MP4 248061 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dong Xie
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Marios Soultanis
    • 2
  • Xuefei Hu
    • 1
  • Yuming Zhu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Pulmonary HospitalTongji University School of MedicineShanghaiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Thoracic SurgeryHellenic Airforce General HospitalAthensGreece

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