Robot-assisted thoracoscopic resection of intralobar sequestration

Faisal Al-Mufarrej, Marc Margolis, Barbara Tempesta, Eric Strother, Farid Gharagozloo

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In this paper, we report the first case of a robot-assisted thoracoscopic resection of intralobar sequestration. By virtue of greater dexterity and three-dimensional visualization, the da Vinci robot enables a safer, more precise dissection of sequestered tissue in the face of chronic inflammatory adhesions than conventional video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery does. Thus, in expert hands, such robotic technology is likely to result in less bleeding complications and less conversions to open surgery in cases of sequestration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-391
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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