Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
Editor:Jianxing He, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Alan Sihoe

Publisher: AME Publishing Company (2016)
ISBN-10: 9881402808
ISBN-13: 978-9881402806
Hardcover: 340 pages
Language: English
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This book covers topics range from conventional VATS or robotic surgery to uniportal VATS, as well as emerging techniques such as non-intubated or subxiphoid approaches. Keeping in mind that the medical oncology advances at a neck-breaking speed through the development of new chemotherapy, with lesser toxicity and major effectiveness as well as radio therapeutic techniques such as the SBRT; the role of a surgeon is to offer the patient the best oncologic procedure with the least surgical aggressiveness and anaesthetics.
Table of Content
Techniques of VATS
1 Surgical atlas of thoracoscopic lobectomy and segmentectomy
10 VATS segmentectomy utilizing the Copenhagen approach
12 Role of segmentectomy for pulmonary metastases
19 VATS segmentectomy for pulmonary metastasis
21 Minimally invasive VATS left upper lobe apical trisegmentectomy
24 Totally thoracoscopic left upper lobe tri-segmentectomy
29 Totally thoracoscopic pulmonary anatomic segmentectomies: technical considerations
37 Indication for VATS sublobar resections in early lung cancer
43 Techniques to define segmental anatomy during segmentectomy
49 Thoracoscopic superior segmentectomy
51 Single incision video-assisted thoracoscopic anatomic segmentectomy
55 Nonintubated thoracoscopic segmentectomy—left upper lobe trisegmentectomy
58 Analysis of feasibility and safety of complete video-assisted thoracoscopic resection of anatomic pulmonary segments under non-intubated anesthesia
66 How to set up a VATS lobectomy program
70 Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy: The Edinburgh posterior approach
79 Video-assisted thoracoscopic pneumonectomy: The Edinburgh posterior approach
83 Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy using a standardized three-port anterior approach - The Copenhagen experience
90 A video-atlas of video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy using a standardized three-port anterior approach
91 Techniques of VATS lobectomy
96 Video-atlas of thoracoscopic formal lung resections emulating traditional open techniques
108 Video-assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary resections - The Melbourne experience
113 VATS anatomic lung resections—the European experience
121 Training in video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy
125 Teaching video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy
131 Learning curve associated with VATS lobectomy
135 Current costs of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy
139 VATS lobectomy lymph node management
144 VATS lymph node dissection
146 Efficacy of mediastinal lymph node dissection during thoracoscopic lobectomy
Advanced VATS
152 Single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for lung cancer
160 Double sleeve uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer
163 Thoracoscopic double sleeve lobectomy in 13 patients: a series report from multi-centers
172 Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
180 Thoracoscopic minimally invasive surgery for non-small cell lung cancer in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
188 Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for locally advanced lung cancer
194 Feasibility of complete video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery following neoadjuvant therapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer
202 Nonintubated thoracoscopic surgery: state of the art and future directions
210 Anesthetic consideration for nonintubated VATS
Robotic VATS
214 A systematic review and meta-analysis on pulmonary resections by robotic video-assisted thoracic surgery
222 A complete video-atlas of five robotic-assisted lobectomies
224 Robotic lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): Multicenter registry study of long-term oncologic results
227 Cost concerns for robotic thoracic surgery
230 Perspectives on robotic pulmonary resection: It’s current and future status
232 Robotic-assisted pulmonary resection—Right upper lobectomy
241 Robotic thoracic surgery: from the perspectives of European chest surgeons
Management of VATS Complications
247 Technical strategy for dealing with bleeding during thoracoscopic lung surgery
250 Pulmonary artery bleeding caused during VATS lobectomy
252 Troublesome bleeding at mediastinoscopy
254 Prevention and management of postoperative air leaks
257 The application of capnography to differentiate peri-chest tube air leak from parenchymal leak following pulmonary surgery
Comparison of Different Surgical Methods
259 Meta-analysis of intentional sublobar resections versus lobectomy for early stage non-small cell lung cancer
267 Open, thoracoscopic and robotic segmentectomy for lung cancer
278 Segmentectomy versus lobectomy for clinical stage IA lung adenocarcinoma
285 Lobectomy vs. segmentectomy for NSCLC (T<2 cm)
292 Treatment of stage I lung cancer in high-risk and inoperable patients: SBRT vs. RFA vs. sublobar resection
295 Comparative study of systematic thoracoscopic lymphadenectomy and conventional thoracotomy in resectable nonsmall cell lung cancer
302 Contraindications of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgical lobectomy and determinants of conversion to open
311 A meta-analysis of unmatched and matched patients comparing video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy and conventional open lobectomy