Assessment of paediatric thoracic robotic surgery.

  title={Assessment of paediatric thoracic robotic surgery.},
  author={Quentin Ballouhey and Thierry Villemagne and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Cros and Virginie Vacquerie and Daniel B{\'e}renguer and Karim Braik and Caroline Szwarc and Bernard Longis and Hubert Lardy and Laurent M Fourcade},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  volume={20 3},
OBJECTIVES Many studies have reported that robotic-assisted surgery is safe and feasible for paediatric cases. However, very few paediatric thoracic robotic cases have been described. The aim of this study was to share our preliminary experience with robot-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS). METHODS We reviewed our first, consecutive thoracic robotic procedures between January 2008 and December 2013. Data describing the perioperative and intraoperative periods were prospectively collected in… CONTINUE READING
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