Robotic-Assisted Right Middle Lobectomy of Central Lung Tumor

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Author: Nicholas Hess
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Specialties: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Robotic Surgery
Schools: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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Contributors: Inderpal S Sarkaria

This is a video of a 61 year old female with a history of smoking, TIA, and DVT undergoing robotic-assisted right middle lobectomy for a central and FNA-proven lung adenocarcinoma.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17797/235p3c90cc

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Procedure

Robotic-Assisted Right Middle Lobectomy

Indications

Right middle lobe lung cancer

Contraindications

Prohibitive pulmonary functional status

Instrumentation

Setup

Robotic setup with patient in left lateral decubitus position

Preoperative Workup

Echocardiogram, Stress echo, Pulmonary function testing, Computed tomography

Anatomy and Landmarks

Key landmarks: major fissure, minor fissure, right middle lobe vein, right middle lobe artery, right middle lobe bronchus

Advantages/Disadvantages

Advantage: Minimally invasive procedure with high degree of visualization and instrument control

Complications/Risks

There were no complications. Potential risks for this procedure include bleeding, infection, and prolonged air leak.

Disclosure of Conflicts

None

Acknowledgements

None

References

None

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