Surgical atlas of thoracoscopic lobectomy and segmentectomy

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    Thoracoscopic lobectomy or segmentectomy via the posterior approach is a safe, reliable and reproducible technique. It was first developed by Mr. William Walker from Edinburgh in 1992. The main advantages of the posterior approach include: (I) easy access to posterior hilum and segmental bronchi; (II) safe dissection, as the tips of the instruments are coming towards the operating surgeon; and (III) complete ipsilateral lymph node clearance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)183-191
    Number of pages9
    JournalAnnals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


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