Current Thoracic Surgery 2018 , Vol 3 , Issue 1
Completion middle lobectomy by VATS after thoracotomy
Cagatay Tezel1,Ilker Kolbas1,Talha Dogruyol1,Serkan Bayram1,Volkan Baysungur1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Sureyyapasa Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Teaching Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey DOI : 10.26663/cts.2018.0002 Completion lobectomy is a complex procedure performed mostly in tumor recurrences or after the presence of complications like lobar torsion or bronchopleural fistula. This operation is generally done via re-thoracotomy. Here, we present a case of completion middle lobectomy via videothoracoscopy after an upper lobectomy by thoracotomy. Keywords : minimally invasive surgery, pulmonary resection, completion lobectomy