The role of awake video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in spontaneous pneumothorax.

@article{Pompeo2007TheRO,
  title={The role of awake video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in spontaneous pneumothorax.},
  author={Eugenio Pompeo and Federico Tacconi and Davide Mineo and Tommaso Claudio Mineo},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={133 3},
  pages={786-90}
}
OBJECTIVE We assessed in a randomized study the feasibility and efficacy of awake video-assisted thoracoscopic bullectomy with pleural abrasion to treat spontaneous pneumothorax. METHODS Between January 2001 and June 2005, a total of 43 patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax were randomly assigned by computer to undergo video-assisted thoracoscopic bullectomy and pleural abrasion under sole thoracic epidural anesthesia or general anesthesia with single-lung ventilation (control group… CONTINUE READING