Springer Nature is making Coronavirus research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

A simple technique for thoracoscopic resection of lung tumors

  • 14 Accesses


Mainly incited by the bushfirelike spread of endoscopic operative techniques in general surgery, thoracoscopy has become the object of new interest in the field of thoracic surgery. Location and resection of lung tumors are problematic for several reasons and so far not standardized. The main problems are pointed out. A new technique together with the instruments and their advantages is demonstrated. Future aspects are discussed.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.


  1. 1.

    Bieselt R, Wolff H (1985) Die Anwendung mechanischer Klammernahtgeräte in der Thoraxchirurgie. Chirurg 56: 232–237

  2. 2.

    Förster R, Asfour B, Geiger A, Scheld HH (1992) Thorakoskopische Emphysemblasenresektion, mechanische Pleurodese und Drainage bei Spontanpneumothorax. Endoskopie Heute 5: 69

  3. 3.

    Hansen HH, Spiro SG (1988) Diagnostic Procedures. In: Addis BJ, Hansen HH, Martini N, Spiro SG (eds) Lung tumors. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp 63–82

  4. 4.

    Landreneau RJ, Herlan DB, Johnson JA, Boley TM, Nawarawong W, Ferson PF (1991) Thoracoscopic neodymium:yttriumaluminium garnet laser assisted pulmonary resection. Ann Thorac Surg 52: 1176–1178

  5. 5.

    Layer G, Knopp M, van Kaik G (1991) Der Beitrag der modernen Schnittbildverfahren CT, MRT und PET zur Diagnostik des Bronchialkarzinoms. In: Drings P, Vogt-Moykopf I (eds) Thoraxtumoren. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp 107–122

  6. 6.

    Röthlin M, Schlumpf R, Largiader F (1991) Die Technik derintraoperativen Sonographie bei der laparoskopischen Cholecystektomie. Chirurg 62: 899–901

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to R. Förster.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Förster, R., Geiger, A., Asfour, B. et al. A simple technique for thoracoscopic resection of lung tumors. Surg Endosc 8, 1243–1245 (1994).

Download citation

Key words

  • Thoracoscopy
  • Lung
  • Resection
  • Technique