Ying-Yuan Chen

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BACKGROUND Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been considered an effective diagnostic modality for pulmonary tuberculosis. Its feasibility in therapeutic lung resection, however, has not been validated. METHODS The medical records of patients who underwent VATS or a thoracotomy for therapeutic resection of pulmonary tuberculosis between(More)
Our study sought to determine whether the size of the residual apical pleural space in young patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) following video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is associated with the risk of recurrence. We retrospectively reviewed patients (≤30 years' old) with primary spontaneous pneumothorax following thoracoscopic surgery(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy of thoracoscopic blebectomy and pleurodesis for secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP) is often attenuated by diffuse emphysematous parenchyma. In this study, we reviewed our surgical results of pleural tenting and its association with preoperative chest computed tomography (CT) in patients with SSP. METHODS From September 2005(More)
There are few reports regarding video-assisted thoracoscopic therapeutic resection for medically failed pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). We reviewed our surgical results of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) therapeutic resection for pulmonary TB with medical failure, and its correlation with image characteristics on chest computed tomography (CT)(More)
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