Subxiphoid Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Procedure

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In recent years, the subxiphoid approach has been used to avoid intercostal nerve damage in the field of thoracic surgery. A subxiphoid single-port thymectomy does not require sternotomy; it is associated with lesser pain because there is no intercostal nerve damage; and it provides excellent cosmetic outcomes. Furthermore, in 2014, the author and colleagues reported synchronous resection of bilateral pulmonary metastases by bilateral lung-wedge resection for bilateral metastatic lung tumors with a single 3-cm subxiphoid incision. In this method, a bilateral lung-wedge resection is performed synchronously without an intercostal approach and, thus, does not cause intercostal nerve damage and excels in aesthetic outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-386
Number of pages6
JournalThoracic Surgery Clinics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 11-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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