Thorac cardiovasc Surg
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1602261
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgical Right Upper Lobectomy with Bronchus-First and Simultaneous Vessel Stapling Technique

Linyou Zhang1, Hao Xu1
  • 1Department of Thoracic Surgery, The Second Hospital Affiliated Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
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Publication History

04 January 2017

15 March 2017

Publication Date:
20 April 2017 (eFirst)


A method of video-assisted thoracic surgical (VATS) right upper lobectomy with bronchus-first and simultaneous vessel stapling will be introduced. In this study, all cases underwent two-port VATS as follows: first, the right upper lobe bronchus was identified and stapled; then, all right upper lobe vessels were stapled simultaneously. This method was performed in 50 cases. There was no surgical mortality, hemorrhage, vascular injuries, or conversion. This technique can reduce wound size and operative time and make the operation safer and easier to accomplish.