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A tip for controlling the main pulmonary artery during video-assisted thoracic major pulmonary resection: the outside-field vascular clamping technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20724430     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Cross-clamping the main pulmonary artery (PA) is a risky, stressful procedure for the general thoracic surgeon performing video-assisted thoracic major pulmonary resection (VATS). However, converting VATS to thoracotomy each time PA clamping is planned is a poor tactic. We present a simpler technique for VATS than the traditional method involving a thoracotomy. In VATS, DeBakey vascular clamps with double angle jaws are inserted through 1-cm access incisions. We clamped the main PA so as to maintain the limited visual field through the working port. Thus, we modified the position of these vascular clamps, which we call 'the outside-field vascular clamping technique'. Our technique should be used for VATS lobectomy to prevent conversion to open thoracotomy when one requires scheduled control of the PA during VATS.
Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara; Toshiteru Nagashima; Takashi Ibe; Isumi Takeyoshi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  693-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Thoracic Surgery, Maebashi Red Cross Hospital, 3-21-36 Asahi-Cho, Maebashi, Gunma 371-0014, Japan.
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