Subxiphoid uniportal bilateral lung wedge resection, in which all manipulations are performed via a 3-cm wound positioned below the xiphoid process, can be performed in the supine position without the patient having to change positions. It also enables one-stage bilateral lung resection. We report the surgical procedure and initial results of subxiphoid uniportal bilateral lung wedge resection. A 3-cm transverse incision was made 1 cm caudally below the xiphoid process. A port for uniportal surgery was inserted. After CO2 insufflation at 8 mmHg, the lung was grasped and lifted with bent grasping forceps, and by bending the tip of a stapler, the surgeon resected the affected portion of the bilateral lungs. In this approach, there is one incision, no intercostal nerve damage and bilateral surgery can be performed in the same procedure; therefore, the technique may have the benefit of lesser invasiveness for the patient. Furthermore, a detailed comparison of subxiphoid uniportal bilateral lung wedge resection with the one-stage lateral intercostal approach with a larger subject sample is needed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine