Congenital Lung Malformations: Shifting from Open to Thoracoscopic Surgery.

  title={Congenital Lung Malformations: Shifting from Open to Thoracoscopic Surgery.},
  author={Girolamo Mattioli and Luca Pio and Nicola Disma and M. Garcia de la Torre and Oliviero Sacco and Angela Pistorio and Clelia Zanaboni and Giovanni Montobbio and Fabio Barra and L A Ramenghi},
  journal={Pediatrics and neonatology},
  volume={57 6},
BACKGROUND Over the years the need for surgical treatment, timing of intervention, and the type of surgical approach have been discussed, but the treatment of congenital lung malformations remains controversial. The aim of this study was to compare the thoracotomy approach with the thoracoscopic technique by evaluating different surgical outcomes (duration of surgery, postoperative hospital stay, and complications). METHODS All patients operated from January 2011 to March 2015 for suspected… CONTINUE READING