Article Abstract

Bleeding control during VATS major lung resection without conversion: safe and feasible?

Authors: Fabrizio Minervini, Peter Bruno Kestenholz, Luca Bertolaccini, Benedetta Bedetti, Davide Patrini, Enrico Cassina, Marco Scarci


Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) represents nowadays the standard for the treatment of the majority of benign and malignant lung diseases. Even if the learning curve brings per se an increase in the number of post-operative complications, more and more surgeons have gained experience and can perform also complex cases thoracoscopically getting good outcomes without increasing morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, the only surgeon without intraoperative complications is the one who performs no surgery.