Chest Surgery pp 147-154 | Cite as

Thoracoscopic-Assisted Pneumonectomy

  • Elisabeth U. DexterEmail author
  • Todd L. Demmy
Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)


Pneumonectomy is commonly performed via thoracotomy, although some centers are performing thoracoscopic pneumonectomy. Longer follow-up is needed to determine whether thoracoscopic pneumonectomy is equivalent or superior to pneumonectomy via thoracotomy. Robotic pneumonectomy has been reported in a handful of patients. However, it may be performed more frequently as more surgeons become proficient with thoracic robotic surgery and appropriate robotic instrumentation is developed.


Lung Resection Haptic Feedback Thoracoscopic Approach Hilar Structure Vascular Stapler 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryRoswell Park Cancer Institute and The University at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Department of Thoracic SurgeryRoswell Park Cancer InstituteBuffaloUSA

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