Unedited Robotic Left Upper Lobectomy to Manage Synchronous Bilateral Lung Primary Tumours
5 months ago
We present an unedited video of a robotic left upper lobectomy for a centrally located 25mm left upper lobe tumour. This patient also had a 10mm right lower lobe biopsy proven adenocarcinoma. At the tumour board discussion we felt she likely had two synchronous primary tumours. She had moderate airways disease on her spirometry so her plan was to undergo surgical left upper lobectomy followed by stereotactic radiotherapy to the right lung tumour. Unedited videos are useful to those surgeons starting out in their robotic thoracic training pathways as it demonstrates all the steps involved in these procedures - the GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY. As always, patient permission has been obtained for all videos on this channel. This video was made by our visiting Fellow, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon Dr Natcha Bunwatcharaphan, a surgeon from Queen Sirikit Heart Centre, Khon Kaen, Thailand. We are lucky to have her spend the year with us in Geelong, Australia.