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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 373-374

Modified uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery in children


Department of Surgery, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 38105, USA

Correspondence Address:
Israel Fernandez-Pineda
Department of Surgery, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.181332

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Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has been traditionally performed by a multi-port approach, but uniportal VATS is gaining popularity among thoracic surgeons. The use of only one intercostal space may result in less pain, but competition among camera and operating instruments may be a disadvantage. In children, the limited space in the thorax makes the uniportal VATS difficult to accomplish. We present a modification of the uniportal VATS, using a single skin incision but placing the thoracoscope in the superior or inferior intercostal space relative to the working instruments to increase instrument range of motion within a single intercostal space.






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