Guest Editors: Luca Bertolaccini, Piergiorgio Solli
Words from Guest Editors:“The development of major VATS surgery has almost two decades. At present, many advanced thoracic surgical procedures can be performed by VATS, with smaller wounds, less pain, shorter hospital stay, and with as good outcomes compared with conventional surgery. This focused issue aims to review current knowledge and discuss controversies in the development of VATS. And this will be the first focused issue to talk about this topic in such a targeted journal.”
Overview of Content:
Luca Bertolaccini/Italy, Piergiorgio Solli/Italy
❖VATS, RATS, Microlobectomy: the future is just ahead?
❖VATS in multiple ground glass lesions
Alan Sihoe/China(Hong Kong)
❖VATS lobectomy for loco-regionally advanced NSCLC
Bernard J. Park/USA
❖VATS mediastinal lymphadenectomy
❖Non-intubated VATS: where do we stand?
❖Technological advanced in Uniportal VATS
Diego Gonzalez Rivas/Spain
❖Subxiphoid VATS approach for the mediastinum
❖VATS for esophagectomy
❖Costs analysis of VATS approaches
❖Three-dimensional VATS for major lung resections
This special issue is going to be published in a fast publication mode with the distinct features of the VATS journal.