Role of videoendoscopy in pulmonary surgery: present experience.

  title={Role of videoendoscopy in pulmonary surgery: present experience.},
  author={Luciano Solaini and Paolo Bagioni and U Grandi},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={9 2},
Videothoracoscopic techniques were utilized in managing 88 consecutive patients. The series was composed of 36 patients with pneumothorax, 44 cases of single and 9 of multiple pulmonary nodules and 1 patient with diffuse lung disease. In 14 cases (15.9%) conversion to open thoracotomy was necessary while in the remaining 74 patients the procedure (30 blebectomies, 2 bullectomies, 37 wedge resections, 6 lobectomies and one multiple biopsies) were carried out as planned. In each lobectomy and in… CONTINUE READING