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Robotically Assisted Pneumonectomy for Lung Cancer

  • Lorenzo Spaggiari
  • Giulia VeronesiEmail author
  • Ruy Fernando Kuenzer Caetano da Silva
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Abstract

Robotic da Vinci System represents a technological advancement of videothoracoscopic approach and allows to perform advanced and complex pulmonary resection, thanks to the high quality of tridimensional view and precision of instrument movements. It represents a feasible and safe approach for major lung resection for lung cancer, and the technique of robotic lobectomies has been already described by different authors. We describe the indication, surgical technique, and results of four-arm robot-assisted pneumonectomy. Tips and pitfalls are discussed of this new frontier of robotic surgery for lung cancer.

Keywords

Vinci System Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Oncologic Radicality Utility Incision Seventh Intercostal Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lorenzo Spaggiari
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Giulia Veronesi
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Ruy Fernando Kuenzer Caetano da Silva
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Thoracic SurgeryEuropean Institute of OncologyMilanItaly
  2. 2.Division of Thoracic SurgeryEuropean Institute of OncologyMilanItaly
  3. 3.Division of Thoracic SurgeryUniversity of Milan School of MedicineMilanItaly

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