Ann Thorac Oncol Res | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Tracheal Resection

Zhengcheng Liu, Rusong Yang* and Feng Shao

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Nanjing Chest Hospital Affiliated to Southeast University School of Medicine, China

*Correspondance to: Yang Rusong 

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Thoracotomy or video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) with 3 to 4 incisions is the traditional way to perform a tracheal resection for tumors of the lower third of the trachea, but it also can be performed using only one incision. We describe surgical technique of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic tracheal resection. The patient had a VATS approach through a 3 cm incision in the fourth intercostal space without rib spreading. Continuous suture was used for trachea anastomosis successfully. Traction sutures were used to help anastomosis. Pathological examination revealed trachea adenoid cystic carcinoma with length of 0.5 cm and 0.7 cm respectively. The patient had good general conditions without any respiratory symptom 3 months after operation.


Uniportal; VATS; Tracheal resection; Continuous suture


Liu Z, Yang R, Shao F. Uniportal Video- Assisted Thoracoscopic Tracheal Resection. Ann Thorac Oncol Res. 2017; 1(1): 1004.

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