Surgical techniques to avoid parenchymal injury during lung resection (fissureless lobectomy).

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Thoracoscopic lobectomy has become an accepted, safe, and oncologically sound procedure compared with open lobectomy. Several studies have reported that it reduces the length of stay, postoperative pain, and postoperative complications, including air leaks. Although there are specific technical considerations that must be taken into account, it is increasingly becoming the preferred method of anatomic lobectomy. Surgeons should be encouraged to embrace the minimally invasive strategy, which may be learned in courses using novel simulation techniques. Future directions suggest that this technique will be expanded to address even the most challenging thoracic procedures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Balsara, KR; Balderson, SS; D'Amico, TA

Published Date

  • August 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 365 - 369

PubMed ID

  • 20619227

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1547-4127

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2010.04.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States