Single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Mar;12(3):514-5. doi: 10.1510/icvts.2010.256222. Epub 2010 Dec 5.


The video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approach to lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer varies among hospitals. Although three to four incisions are usually made, the operation may be successfully carried out using only two incisions with similar results. We observed that for lower lobes the second incision could be eliminated in selected cases. We describe a case report of a 74-year-old female operated by a single-port approach for a lower-lobe VATS lobectomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Video-Audio Media

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Biopsy
  • Bronchial Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Bronchial Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Carcinoid Tumor / diagnosis
  • Carcinoid Tumor / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Pneumonectomy / methods*
  • Surgical Stapling
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome