Left Anterior Basal Segmentectomy (S8)

Leonardo Teodonio, Mohsen Ibrahim, Alessandra Siciliani

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Anatomical segmentectomies are defined as anatomical sublobar resection involving segments of a pulmonary lobe with their segmentary artery, bronchus, and vein. Indications for lung segmentectomy are benign pulmonary lesions, primary lung cancer less than 2 cm without nodal involvement and for lung metastasis from other organs. In this case, there is no limitation for tumor size in order to perform a segmentectomy, but the surgical margins to achieve R0. The goal is to preserve normal lung parenchyma. Potentially, segmentectomy can be performed for every lung segment but rare anatomical segmentectomies are technically demanding procedures that require a great surgical experience and a deep knowledge of intralobar anatomy and anatomical variants. In this chapter, we will focus our attention on left lower lobe anterior segmentectomy (S8), which is not so frequent according to its anatomical position between the apical segment posteriorly (S6) and the lateral and posterior basilar segments (S9-S10) of the left lower lobe.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVideo-Atlas of VATS Pulmonary Sublobar Resections
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783031144554
ISBN (Print)9783031144547
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Left lower lobe surgery
  • Lung segmentectomy
  • Sublobar resection
  • Video-assisted thoracic surgery


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