Natural-Orifice Uniport VATS for Lung Resection

  • Ming-Ju Hsieh
  • Yen Chu
  • Yi-Cheng Wu
  • Chieng-Ying Liu
  • Tzu-Ping Chen
  • Yin-Kai Chao
  • Ching-Yang Wu
  • Chi-Ju Yeh
  • Po-Jen Ko
  • Yun-Hen Liu


Uniport video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was first reported in the mid-2000s. Since then, it has become an increasingly popular surgical technique for most thoracic surgery, and it has similar treatment outcomes that are comparable with those of traditional multiport VATS techniques. Unfortunately, postoperative wound discomfort and intercostal neuralgia have been found in a significant portion of patients [1–4].

Supplementary material

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Transumbilical wedge resection (right middle lobe) (MP4 18592 kb)

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Transumbilical segmentectomy (superior segment of left upper lobe) (MP4 14953 kb)

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Transumbilical segmentectomy (superior segment of left lower lobe) (MP4 13464 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ming-Ju Hsieh
    • 1
  • Yen Chu
    • 1
  • Yi-Cheng Wu
    • 1
  • Chieng-Ying Liu
    • 1
  • Tzu-Ping Chen
    • 1
  • Yin-Kai Chao
    • 1
  • Ching-Yang Wu
    • 1
  • Chi-Ju Yeh
    • 1
  • Po-Jen Ko
    • 1
  • Yun-Hen Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of MedicineChang Gung UniversityTaoyuanTaiwan

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