Modified uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

Kara H. V., Balderson S. S., D'Amico T. A.

ANNALS OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, vol.5, no.2, pp.123-126, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.21037/acs.2016.03.09
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-126
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for resectable lung cancer patients has been frequently used in the past decades. The potential beneficial advantages and safety of VATS has been shown in large patient series and meta-analyses. The strategy of limiting access to one incision in one intercostal space (uniportal VATS) has been adopted by some thoracic surgeons in recent years. We have described a modified uniportal VATS technique with its potential advantages. Modified uniportal VATS potentially offers better exposure, beneficial opportunities for education and improved comfort for the thoracic surgery team in clinical usage.