During thoracoscopic segmentectomy, where direct palpation of the tumour is not always possible, achieving adequate margins from the cancer is of crucial importance. It is thus mandatory to accurately identify the intersegmental plane (ISP). Indeed, inadequate determination and division of the ISP can lead to unsatisfactory oncological results. Our systematic review focused on the effectiveness of the different techniques for identifying the ISP, highlighting the fact that a 1-size-fits-all method is not feasible. Based on the published evidence, 6 main methods were reported, each with its pros and cons: inflation-deflation technique, selective resected segmental inflation, systemic injection of indocyanine green, injection of endobronchial dye, 3-dimensional simulation using multidetector computed tomography and virtual-assisted lung mapping. In conclusion, ISP demarcation is mandatory to achieve a high rate of success of thoracoscopic segmentectomy, and it is very helpful in surgical planning, especially when preoperative multidetector computed tomography and 3-dimensional reconstructions are routinely performed.

Identification of the intersegmental plane during thoracoscopic segmentectomy: state of the art

Rossella Potenza;
2020

Abstract

During thoracoscopic segmentectomy, where direct palpation of the tumour is not always possible, achieving adequate margins from the cancer is of crucial importance. It is thus mandatory to accurately identify the intersegmental plane (ISP). Indeed, inadequate determination and division of the ISP can lead to unsatisfactory oncological results. Our systematic review focused on the effectiveness of the different techniques for identifying the ISP, highlighting the fact that a 1-size-fits-all method is not feasible. Based on the published evidence, 6 main methods were reported, each with its pros and cons: inflation-deflation technique, selective resected segmental inflation, systemic injection of indocyanine green, injection of endobronchial dye, 3-dimensional simulation using multidetector computed tomography and virtual-assisted lung mapping. In conclusion, ISP demarcation is mandatory to achieve a high rate of success of thoracoscopic segmentectomy, and it is very helpful in surgical planning, especially when preoperative multidetector computed tomography and 3-dimensional reconstructions are routinely performed.
Marco Andolfi, Rossella Potenza, Agathe Seguin-Givelet, Dominique Gossot
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