Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716326
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Hemopatch to Fix Mobile Lobe after Thoracoscopic Lobectomy

1  Thoracic Surgery Unit, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy
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Annalisa Carlucci
1  Thoracic Surgery Unit, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy
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Roberto Cascone
1  Thoracic Surgery Unit, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy
,
Mario Santini
1  Thoracic Surgery Unit, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy
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Abstract

Herein, we report a new technique of middle lobe fixation using Hemopatch after thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy. A 3–0 atraumatic polypropylene suture is passed first through the Hemopatch, then two not-inflated lobes, and then again patch. The lung is half-inflated, and the Hemopatch is placed onto the surface of the two half-inflated lobes in a bridging manner over the fissure. The suture is then tied by a clip. This procedure was successfully applied in five consecutive patients after thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy for cancer. No complications occurred during and after operation.

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Publication History

Received: 16 April 2020

Accepted: 13 July 2020

Publication Date:
02 November 2020 (online)

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