Postoperative pain control: videothoracoscopic versus conservative mini-thoracotomic approach.


OBJECTIVES The management of postoperative pain in thoracic surgery is an open issue. The aim of this study was to compare postoperative pain after a videothoracoscopic lobectomy versus a mini-thoracotomy approach. METHODS Between April 2011 and January 2013 we enrolled in a prospective, non-randomized study 145 patients undergoing pulmonary lobectomy… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezu092


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