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  • 2015-12-17

Full thoracoscopic left 6 segmentectomy for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA)

Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2015;15(12). URL:
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This video summarizes the main steps of a thoracoscopic left S6 segmentectomy whose indication was a high suspicion of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) in a female patient presenting with an acute myeloid leukemia. IPA was resistant to antifungal therapy. A resection was rapidly required as an allogenic bone marrow transplantation was pending. A full thoracoscopic technique, i.e., with access incision, was used. As for all anatomical segmentectomies performed in our department, a tridimensional reconstruction was carried out preoperatively. A high-definition camera system, a deflectable scope, as well as dedicated thoracoscopic instruments were used.