Impact of additional pleurodesis in video-assisted thoracoscopic bullectomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax

@article{Horio2001ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of additional pleurodesis in video-assisted thoracoscopic bullectomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax},
  author={Hirotoshi Horio and Hiroaki Nomori and Rei Kobayashi and Takashi Naruke and Keiichi Suemasu},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2001},
  volume={16},
  pages={630-634}
}
Bullectomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax has been associated with high postoperative recurrence rates when video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been used rather than thoracotomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and identify the disadvantages, if any, of adding pleurodesis to VATS bullectomy to prevent recurrent… CONTINUE READING