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Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in semi-prone position utilising direct endobronchial intubation for oesophagus leiomyoma excision


1 Department of Surgical Oncology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Anesthesia, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Shiv Rajan,
Department of Surgical Oncology, King Georg's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh - 226 003
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DOI: 10.4103/jmas.jmas_43_22

Leiomyomas are the most common benign tumours of oesophageal smooth muscle origin. In this era of constantly evolving medical technology, video-assisted, robot-assisted and endoscopic approaches are the minimally invasive strategies for the excision of these lesions. Here, we report our modification of this surgery. The lesion was excised with uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in a semi-prone position with single-lumen endobronchial intubation.


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