Non-intubated uniportal lung surgery

Gaetano Rocco

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Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (uniVATS) is currently being used to diagnose and treat several intrathoracic conditions with minimal morbidity and reduced hospital stay compared with standard multiport VATS surgery. The potential advantages of uniVATS can be also enhanced by the adoption of loco-regional anaesthesiological techniques in non-intubated or awake patients yielding the possibility of performing an ever larger proportion of thoracic surgical procedures in an outpatient setting. This review will look at organizational and technical aspects of implementing a non-intubated uniVATS program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)i3-i5
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2 2015


  • Awake surgery
  • Non-intubated
  • Single port
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Uniportal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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