J Chest Surg.  2021 Aug;54(4):263-265. 10.5090/jcs.21.051.

Management of Complications During Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Lung Resection and Lymph Node Dissection

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Intraoperative events can occur during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy due to unfavorable surgical anatomy, such as dense adhesions or calcifications around the pulmonary arteries. Troubleshooting intraoperative complications is essential for performing safe and successful VATS pulmonary resection and lymph node dissection. If continuous bleeding occurs or VATS does not proceed despite all measures, conversion to open thoracotomy should not be delayed.

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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery; Intraoperative events; Complication
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