22.03.2023 | How to Do It
Uniportal left S1 + 2 segmentectomy
General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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The left upper lobe is one of the largest lobes of the lung; left upper segmentectomy is well established among thoracic surgeons. In uniportal left S1 + 2 segmentectomy, dissection of the vasculature, bronchus, and intersegmental plane can be performed anteriorly. Given that the fissureless technique is commonly used in uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, S1 + 2 segmentectomy exhibits high affinity with the unidirectional approach. We have frequently performed left S1 + 2 segmentectomy for early non-small cell lung cancer located in the apical segment, since this procedure has the potential to preserve pulmonary function over tri-segmentectomy. Herein, we introduce our approach to uniportal left S1 + 2 segmentectomy as a minimally invasive alternative for preserving lung function.