Fissure-last video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy for "non-upper' lobes

Stamenovic D., BOSTANCI K. , Messerschmidt A., Tillmann J., Kostic M., Schneider T.

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY, cilt.87, sa.12, ss.1021-1025, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 87 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/ans.13884
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1021-1025


BackgroundSurgical approach into the fissural parenchyma may be an important and modifiable factor for the prevention of air leak after anatomical lung resections. Fissureless fissure-last technique has been described as useful technique to reduce air leak, yet in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) data are limited and mostly on the upper lobes. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of fissureless fissure-last VATS non-upper' lobectomies and the impact of it on the immediate outcome, especially relating to air leak.