Anesthesia for Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)

Edmond Cohen, Peter Slinger

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Thoracoscopy involves intentionally creating a pneumothorax and then introducing an instrument through the chest wall to visualize the intrathoracic structures. Recent application of video cameras to thoracoscopes for high-definition magnified viewing coupled with the development of sophisticated surgical instruments and stapling devices has greatly expanded the endoscopist’s ability to do increasingly more complex procedures by thoracoscopy. Recent advances include uniportal surgical techniques and preoperative CT-guided micro-coil localization of very small lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrinciples and Practice of Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030008598
ISBN (Print)9783030008581
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Anesthesia
  • Recovery
  • Technique
  • Thoracoscopy
  • VATS


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