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The New Era of Uniportal VATS

  • Peter Sze Yuen Yu
  • Calvin S. H. NgEmail author
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Abstract

Since its advent in the early twenty-first century, uniportal VATS has expanded its utility from simple procedures (such as thoracic sympathectomy, pleural deloculations, mediastinal biopsies, pneumothorax, and wedge resections) [1–4] to major lung resections [5, 6]. For over a decade, this technique has become in vogue as surgeons gradually overcome the technical challenges, and perceived its potential benefits for patients in terms of reduced access trauma and postoperative discomfort, reduced chest wall pain and paresthesia, and quicker recovery [7].

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of SurgeryPrince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong SARChina

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