Yongke Cao

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BACKGROUND Video-assisted thoracic surgical (VATS) lobectomy is gaining popularity in the treatment of lung cancer. The aim of this study is to investigate the learning curve of VATS lobectomy by using multidimensional methods and to compare the learning curve groups with respect to perioperative clinical outcomes. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed a(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the feasibility of extraperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephroureterectomy (EL-RNU) and lymph node dissection in a modified supine position for managing urothelial carcinomas in the renal pelvis or in the upper two-thirds of the ureter. PATIENTS AND METHODS Consecutively from January 2014 to October 2015, 15 patients with high-risk(More)
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is gaining rapid popularity as an alternative to conventional open esophagectomy. However, whether incorporating laparoscopy into MIE can further help the patients with esophageal cancer has rarely been studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term clinical efficacy of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the practice and the feasibility of Osirix, a free and open-source medical imaging software, in performing accurate video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy and segmentectomy. METHODS From July 2014 to April 2016, 63 patients received anatomical video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), either(More)
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