Recently, some groups have reported the utilization of electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB) for localization of pulmonary lesion. Its application for intraoperative visual localization with dyes to determine the target area has been increasing. In this paper, we reviewed the feasibility of ENB utilization for video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) or robotic sublobar resection as a localization tool, and its future application in minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
- Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB)
- Robotic surgery
- Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine