Apex-to-Cupola Distance Following VATS Predicts Recurrence in Patients With Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax

@inproceedings{Chang2015ApextoCupolaDF,
  title={Apex-to-Cupola Distance Following VATS Predicts Recurrence in Patients With Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax},
  author={Jia-Ming Chang and Wu-Wei Lai and Yi-Ting Yen and Yau-Lin Tseng and Ying-Yuan Chen and Ming-Ho Wu and Wei Chen and Richard W. Light and Hisashi Oshiro.},
  booktitle={Medicine},
  year={2015}
}
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 (2002-2010) in a university-affiliated hospital. The size of residual apical pleural space was estimated by measuring the apex-to-cupola… CONTINUE READING

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