Trocars used during video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) present some technical disadvantages due to their rigid structure. We propose the use of an extra-small wound retractor system, designed for general surgery, as alternative to rigid trocar for camera port during VATS. In our experience the wound retractor presents 5 objective advantages: reduces intercostal nerve compression and skin injuries, improves the camera maneuverability, does not displace during operation, and protects the camera by any small parietal bleeding.

An Alternative Use of Wound Retractor as Camera Trocar in Thoracoscopic Surgery / F. Raveglia, M. De Simone, U. Cioffi, A. Rizzi, A. Baisi. - In: ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY. - ISSN 0003-4975. - 102:2(2016), pp. e177-e179. [10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.03.020]

An Alternative Use of Wound Retractor as Camera Trocar in Thoracoscopic Surgery

F. Raveglia
Primo
;
M. De Simone
Secondo
;
U. Cioffi
Penultimo
;
A. Baisi
2016

Abstract

Trocars used during video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) present some technical disadvantages due to their rigid structure. We propose the use of an extra-small wound retractor system, designed for general surgery, as alternative to rigid trocar for camera port during VATS. In our experience the wound retractor presents 5 objective advantages: reduces intercostal nerve compression and skin injuries, improves the camera maneuverability, does not displace during operation, and protects the camera by any small parietal bleeding.
Equipment Design; Humans; Surgical Wound; Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted; Surgical Instruments; Surgery; Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine; Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
Settore MED/21 - Chirurgia Toracica
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