VATS Right Middle Lobe Lobectomy
mediaposted on 2021-03-11, 21:35 authored by Tristan D. Yan, Joel Dunning
This series of video tutorials demonstrate how to perform VATS lobectomy in a safe and simple way, using the Edinburgh Posterior Approach, pioneered by Mr William Walker. This approach provides excellent visualization of the tips of the instruments, coming towards the endoscope. Each lobectomy generally takes less than 30 minutes to complete and total ipsilateral lymph node dissection is straightforward with this approach. From anterior to posterior, the hilar structures (vein, bronchus, and artery) of the right middle lobe stand in one line, like "three little soldiers," which can be taken down sequentially.