Il pneumotorace spontaneo primitivo: Risultati a breve e a lungo termine del trattamento mediante la videotoracoscopia

Translated title of the contribution: Primary spontaneous pneumothorax: Short and long-term results of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery

C. Cecere, M. Cicalese, P. Maietta, G. De Luca, D. Liberti

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Abstract

Aim. To assess the validity of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) and to evaluate the short and long-term results. Methods. Fifty-eight patients (43 male, 15 female), aged 16-60 (mean 30 years), with PSP were studied retrospectively. The interventions were performed under general anesthesia; the patients were placed in the lateral decubitus position with a double lumen endotracheal tube in place. Three 12 mm trocars were placed: the 1st in the 6 th intercostal space at the middle axillary line, the 2nd in the 5th intercostal space at the anterior axillary line, the 3rd in the 6th space at the posterior axillary line. Blebectomy was performed using an endoscopic stapling device. Endoscopic pleurodesis was performed by mechanical abrasion. Statistical analysis was assessed by means of χ2 or Fisher's test; value of p

Translated title of the contributionPrimary spontaneous pneumothorax: Short and long-term results of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)11-13
Number of pages3
JournalChirurgia
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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