Needlescopic operation for partial lung resection

Yasunori Ikeda, Shinichiro Miyoshi, Norio Seki, Satoru Kobayashi, Hideo Umezu, Motohiko Tamura

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Needlescopic operation using instruments with a diameter of 2 mm has not been applied to partial lung resection because of the difficulty in grasping the lung firmly or the possibility of injuring the lung easily with 2-mm forceps. We have developed a technique using a mini-loop retractor and successfully performed partial lung resection in 35 patients with pneumothorax, small lung tumor, or interstitial pneumonia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-601
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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