Thoracoscopic water pleurectomy for the treatment of recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax.

We describe a new technique for thoracoscopic pleurectomy for the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax. This is performed by percutaneous subpleural infiltration of 0.9% saline solution from the second to the seventh or eighth intercostal space, the so-called water pleurectomy. The extrapleural infiltration allows gentle separation of the parietal pleura… CONTINUE READING