Article Abstract

Refining thoracoscopic left S3 segmentectomy by a unidirectional approach

Authors: Wolfgang Jungraithmayr

Abstract

Thoracoscopic anatomical lung resection is today an integral part of the armamentarium of specialized thoracic tertiary referral centers. It is evident that patients benefit from a thoracoscopic approach in the form of a shorter hospital stay, less pain, improved cosmesis, better pulmonary toilet and increased tolerance of postoperative chemotherapy when compared to an open approach (1).