Robotic video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery using conventional thoracoscopic access

Vu Huu Vinh, Dang Dinh Minh Thanh, Nguyen Viet Dang Quang, Truong Cao Nguyen

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Video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has been widely used and confirmed to be effective and less invasive compared with conventional open surgery. Robotic video-assisted thoracic surgery (R-VATS) is VATSusing a surgeon-controlled robotic system. R-VATS has been increasingly performed worldwide but not in Vietnam. Wehave started implementing r-VATS since July 2018, using conventional thoracoscopic accesses (trocars) and reported our initial results after 18 months of implementation with 116 cases. 57 cases of lobectomy, 9 cases of wedge resection,19 cases of thymectomy, 28 cases of mediastinal tumour resection, 1 case of esophagectomy, 1 case of oesophageal leiomyoma resection, and 1 case of diaphragm plication. 110 cases had good outcomes with no complications, 5 cases suffered from haemothorax that lasted for more than 5 days. Onepatient died after 35 days due to pneumonia. The operation time was comparable to that ofc- VATS. Average time to chest tube removal was 2 days. Time from surgery to discharge was comparable to that ofc-VATS.

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