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Thoracoscopic left upper lobectomy for Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM)

Epublication WebSurg.com, Jun 2012;12(06). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3706

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We present the case of a 3-year-old girl presenting with a Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM) of the left upper lobe of the lung. The involvement of the upper lobes is less frequent than the lower ones. A thoracoscopic lobectomy of the left upper lobe is performed. It is considered the most difficult approach technically speaking. In the current audiovisual literature, there is a lack of information on this technique generally used by pediatric surgeons. For that reason, the steps of this minimally invasive technique are demonstrated in this video for the management of this pathology.