Total Rib Resection Via Uniportal Thoracoscopic Approach

Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Oct;106(4):e185-e187. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.03.082. Epub 2018 May 5.


In this report, we present a case specifying the availability of uniportal thoracoscopic resection of a total rib safely without the need for conventional thoracotomy. The favorable outcome of this case suggests that the uniportal thoracoscopic technique described here is a safe and successful approach for resection of costal lesions with good cosmetic results. To our knowledge, this is the first case reporting the entire rib resection via uniportal thoracoscopic approach.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Video-Audio Media

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Fibrous Dysplasia of Bone / diagnosis
  • Fibrous Dysplasia of Bone / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Ribs / diagnostic imaging
  • Ribs / surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted / methods*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed