Surgical Approaches to VATS Lobectomy: Meet the Experts

Posted On 2018-07-12 03:31:07

This focused issue, guest edited by Dr. Roberto Crisci and Dr. Luca Bertolaccini, aims to present and to publish the experience and technique for VATS Lobectomy shared by the world-known experts based on clinical or experimental studies of different centers performing VATS lobectomy. Through this issue, we hope to update the international literature on this topic and share different international experiences on surgical approaches to VATS lobectomy, as well as to provide young surgeons a comprehensive discussion on this topic.

Surgical approaches to video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy: a brief preface
Luca Bertolaccini, Roberto Crisci

Original article
Preoperative function evaluation of the major lung resection: muscle-sparing axillary mini-thoracotomy versus video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Duilio Divisi, Gino Zaccagna, Mirko Barone, Roberto Crisci

Subxiphoid uniportal video assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy, evolution of the technique and progress of learning curve
Amr Abdellateef, Chenlu Yang, Jian Chen, Jichen Qu, Jing Huang, Lei Jiang

Review article
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy for lung cancer: the state of art
Roberto Crisci, Mirko Barone, Francesca Gabriele, Luca Procaccini, Gino Zaccagna, William Di Francescantonio, Duilio Divisi

Pros-cons debate about the role and evolution of triportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)
Alessandro Gonfiotti, Andrea Droghetti, Luca Voltolini, Giovanni Muriana, Domenico Viggiano

Pros-cons debate about the role and evolution of biportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Luigi Gaetano Andriolo, Camillo Lopez, Dario Gregori, Giovanna Imbriglio, Daniele Bottigliengo, Corrado Surrente, Valentina Larocca, Gaetano Di Rienzo

Surgical approaches for extrapleural pneumonectomy for mesothelioma: the lower door thoracotomy
Kenji Kawamukai, Luca Bertolaccini, Nicola Lacava, Sergio Nicola Forti Parri, Barbara Bonfanti, Piergiorgio Solli

Microlobectomy—where do we stand?
Shruti Jayakumar, Marco Nardini, Marcello Migliore, Ian Paul, Joel Dunning

Training of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy: the role of simulators
Tomaž Štupnik, Theresa Stork

Pros-cons debate about the role and evolution of uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)
Fabrizio Minervini, Luca Bertolaccini, Davide Patrini, Benedetta Bedetti, Marco Scarci


The series “Surgical Approaches to VATS Lobectomy: Meet the Experts” was commissioned by the editorial office, Shanghai Chest without any sponsorship or funding. Roberto Crisci and Luca Bertolaccini served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.