Needlescopic versus conventional video-assisted thoracic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a comparative study.

@article{Chen2003NeedlescopicVC,
  title={Needlescopic versus conventional video-assisted thoracic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a comparative study.},
  author={Jin-Shing Chen and Hsiao‐ming Hsu and Shuenn-Wen Kuo and Peggy Wei-lun Tsai and Robert Jean-Chen Chen and J-L. Lee and Yoon Dong Lee},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={
          1080-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax by needlescopic video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has rarely been attempted and no comparison study with conventional VATS is available. In this study, we compared the clinical outcomes of needlescopic VATS with conventional VATS in treating primary spontaneous pneumothorax. The technique and our experience with needlescopic VATS are reported. METHODS Between April 2001 and April 2002, a total of 63 patients with recurrent… CONTINUE READING
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