General Aspects of Thoracoscopic Surgery
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Totally endoscopic lobectomies or segmentectomies are considered as challenging. Because of the endoscopic vision with its magnification and unusual viewpoints, the anatomical landmarks are changed. In addition, restricted tissue manipulation and use of endoscopic instruments are disturbing. Eventually, performing endoscopic major pulmonary resection endoscopic means relearning the procedures. The aim of this chapter is to stress several technical details that we have found helpful. Most of these tips and tricks can be modified according to surgeon’s preferences and will anyway evolve with upcoming technologies.