Steven S. Rothenberg, MD
Indications for pulmonary lobectomy in infants and children include cystic pulmonary adenomatoid mal- formation, congenital lobar emphysema, chronic infection, and malignancy. These procedures can now all be done thoracoscopically avoiding the short- and long-term morbidity of an open thoracotomy. In this article we describe the technique of thoracoscopic lobectomy as well as the preoperative and postoperative care.
Keywords: thoracoscopic, lobectomy, CPAM, bronchiectasis, infants, children, Trinity, Mini, 3 mm vessel sealer, 5 mm vessel sealer