Left Lower Lobe Resection

  • Hyun Koo KimEmail author
  • Kook Nam Han


Lobectomy with systemic lymph node dissection remains the mainstay of surgical treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. The emerging technique of uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) major lung resection may be a promising candidate for a VATS technique with less intercostal pain, a better postoperative course, and comparable oncologic outcomes to conventional VATS lobectomy. This chapter presents the technical details of uniportal VATS resection, specific for lower lobe lesions. Various individual approaches will be determined by the surgeon’s experience.

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Uniportal VATS Left Lower Lobectomy using 3-mm Needlescopy. (MP4 264736 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryKorea University Guro HospitalSeoulRepublic of Korea

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