Commentary: Approaches for Thoracoscopic Lateral and Posterior Basal Segmentectomy

      We share some techniques and skills for thoracoscopic lateral and posterior basal segmentectomy, and demonstrated figures from two directions.
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      • Techniques of Minimally Invasive Posterior Basal (S10) Segmentectomies of the Lower Lobes
        Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryVol. 27Issue 3
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          Now, the standard treatment for clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is lobectomy with systematic nodal dissection. Sublobar resections, such as segmentectomy and wedge resection are often performed in compromised patients with peripheral small-sized NSCLC who are unfit or at high risk for standard lobectomy or even in those with indolent NSCLC who are fit for lobectomy. Anatomical segmentectomy rather than non-anatomical wedge resection as sublobar resection is usually recommended.
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