Initial management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a 10-year experience.

@article{Herrmann2016InitialMO,
  title={Initial management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a 10-year experience.},
  author={Dominik Herrmann and Benjamin Klapdor and Santiago Ewig and Erich Hecker},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={854-9}
}
OBJECTIVES First-line conservative treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) may be challenged by recurrence rates and complications associated with different treatment options. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of a standardized surgical treatment as 'first-line' treatment. METHODS In a 10-year period, 185 patients with PSP were treated with a standardized video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) approach including wedge resection and parietal pleurectomy. Data were… CONTINUE READING

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