Long-term results after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for first-time and recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax.

@article{Hatz2000LongtermRA,
  title={Long-term results after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for first-time and recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax.},
  author={R. A. Hatz and Manfred Kaps and Georgios Meimarakis and Florian Loehe and Christian M{\"u}ller and H. W. F{\"u}rst},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={253-7}
}
BACKGROUND Few investigators have reported on results after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) with follow-up periods longer than 24 months. The aim of this study was to evaluate VATS for first-time and recurrent SP and to follow patients long-term. METHODS One hundred nine patients were followed long-term after treatment of SP by VATS. Ninety-five patients had primary SP and 14 had secondary SP. Sixty-two patients had a first episode and 47 had a… CONTINUE READING

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