Complex left upper lobectomy with lymphadenectomy using a full endoscopic robotic technique
Epublication WebSurg.com, Apr 2015;15(04). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4479
This is the case of a 72-year-old woman, followed up for chronic lymphocytic leukemia treated with chemotherapy. During her follow-up, a nodule in the left upper lobe as well as multiple bulky lymph nodes were discovered. The multidisciplinary meeting proposed a wedge resection more or less associated with a lobectomy depending on the results of frozen section. The difficulty of this procedure lies in bulky lymph nodes around the pulmonary artery. Due to the complexity of the case, we prefer to use a RATS approach rather than a VATS approach, as it allows for a sharp dissection using a bipolar Maryland forceps.