[Videothoracoscopic costal pleurectomy by primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax].

@article{Akopov2012VideothoracoscopicCP,
  title={[Videothoracoscopic costal pleurectomy by primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax].},
  author={Andrei L Akopov and A S Agishev},
  journal={Khirurgiia},
  year={2012},
  volume={11},
  pages={15-8}
}
The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of videothoracoscopic (VATS) costal pleurectomy in patients with primary and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SP). 136 patients were selected for the retrospective study. Among them 114 were men, the rest 22 - women with a mean age of 29.3 years (range 16 to 37 years). 123 patients had primary SP; 13… CONTINUE READING