"Five on a Dice" Port Placement Allows for Successful Robot-Assisted Left Pneumonectomy

Najah Khan, Vid Fikfak, Edward Y Chan, Min P Kim

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Abstract

Background  Technology has evolved to facilitate pulmonary resection. The latest technological advances in computer-aided surgery (Da Vinci Xi) allow for more control during pulmonary resection. Case Description  A 59-year-old woman presented with two primary tumors of the left upper and lower lung. After induction chemotherapy, patient had a "five on a dice" port placement and technique was used to perform successful robot-assisted pneumonectomy. The patient was discharged home on postoperative day 3 without any complications. Conclusions  We have found that the "five on a dice" port placement allows for optimal control of the robot stapler and facilitates successful robot-assisted left pneumonectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e42-e44
JournalThe Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon reports
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2017

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