An apical symphysial technique using a wide absorbable mesh placed on the apex for primary spontaneous pneumothorax

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The outcome of thoracoscopic bullectomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is not satisfactory. To reduce postoperative pneumothorax recurrence after thoracoscopic bullectomy, an effective and easy surgical method is required. We tried a new method using an absorbable mesh that covered the whole apical visceral pleura. A total of 157 sides of 143… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-009-0436-0

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