Current Thoracic Surgery 2023 , Vol 8 , Issue 3
First awake uniportal video assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy in Turkey
Volkan Karaçam,Gönül Sagıroglu2,Emrah Karcı1,Fatma Mutlu1,Ilkay Kaya1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Anestesia and Reanimation, Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2023.0028 Viewed : 1040 - Downloaded : 329 As in all surgical branches, the importance of minimally invasive surgery in thoracic surgery has been increasing in recent years. Especially in the last decade, the preference of thoracic surgeons is mostly in favor of VATS. As a result of today's developing technology and experience, minimally invasive surgery is not limited to surgical technique only, and less invasive non-intubated methods have been started to be used in anesthesia applications. While non-intubated (awake) VATS is usually applied for reasons such as pleural effusion, empyema, hemothorax, pneumothorax, it is now preferred for anatomical resection of the lung. We also prefer the awake VATS method in suitable patients in our clinic. In this study, we aimed to talk about our case in which we performed left lower lobectomy and mediastinal lymph node dissection with awake uVATS (uniportal VATS) method in our clinic. Keywords : awake anesthesia, uniportal VATS, lobectomy