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2020 Dec

J Thorac Dis



Developing a minimally-invasive anaesthesiological approach to non-intubated uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in minor and major thoracic surgery.


Non-intubated uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (niVATS) is a novel approach to major and minor lung resection. It benefits from a holistic anesthesiological concept with adequate pain relief and sedation in a minimal-invasive setup allowing thoracic procedures under spontaneous breathing. At present no anesthesiological gold standard for niVATS exists. The primary aim of our retrospective observational study was to evaluate feasibility and safety of minimally invasive niVATS for both minor and major pulmonary resections at our institution.