Single incision video-assisted thoracic surgery pneumonectomy for centrally located lung cancer.

Halezeroglu S.

Future oncology (London, England), vol.14, no.6, pp.41-45, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.2217/fon-2017-0422
  • Title of Journal : Future oncology (London, England)
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-45


Increasing experience in single-incision video-assisted thoracoscopic (SIVATS) lung resections for lung cancer has made some sophisticated lung resections such as bronchial or vascular sleeve resections, chest wall resections and pneumonectomy possible. There are some case series published in medical literature about the feasibility and safety of multiportal video-assisted thoracic surgery pneumonectomy. However, in this prepubertal period of its evolution the literature data are still immature, and limited only to rare case reports or video presentations for SIVATS pneumonectomy for lung cancer. This article aims to discuss the technique, feasibility and place of SIVATS pneumonectomy in the management of non-small-cell lung cancer.