An update in minimally invasive thoracic surgery for oncological disease

Lorenzo Spaggiari, Domenico Galetta


During the last three decades, there was a large diffusion of the minimally invasive surgery. Innovative procedures, expanded indications, introduction of new devices and instrumentations have brought to the increasing use of less invasive surgical thoracic techniques: video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic thoracic surgery have gained popularity and have been largely adopted for the treatment of both benign and oncological disease (1-5).