Successful nonintubated uniportal video- -assisted thoracoscopic left upper lobectomy: a case report
Clinical Practice
Lina Pankratjevaitė
Diana Samiatina-Morkūnienė
Published 2016-04-27
https://doi.org/10.15388/LietChirur.2016.1.9961
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Keywords

nonintubated patient
video assisted thoracic surgery
uniportal VATS
lobectomy

How to Cite

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Pankratjevaitė L, Samiatina-Morkūnienė D. Successful nonintubated uniportal video- -assisted thoracoscopic left upper lobectomy: a case report. LS [Internet]. 2016Apr.27 [cited 2022Sep.29];15(1):22-7. Available from: https://www.journals.vu.lt/lietuvos-chirurgija/article/view/9961

Abstract

Background
Video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) started to spread worldwide over the past twenty years. It had developed from three ports to uniportal VATS. VATS provides less pain and shorter recovery time compared with conventional thoracotomy. Moreover, major thoracoscopic lungs resections can be performed on a nonintubated patient.
Case report
We report a case of a 68-year-old patient with a non-small cell lung cancer who underwent a successful nonintubated uniportal VATS left upper lobectomy for the first time in the history of Lithuania and the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.
Conclusions
Nonintubated uniportal VATS lobectomy for cancer is a safe and effective procedure.

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