Video-assisted thoracic surgery: Risks and benefits

  title={Video-assisted thoracic surgery: Risks and benefits},
  author={D. H.B.RisM. and Didier Lardinois and Mathias Gugger},
  journal={Acta Chirurgica Austriaca},
Background: Thoracoscopy has been used throughout this century, especially in the treatment of pleural disease. The introduction of video-assistance and especially designed instruments such as stapling devices in 1992 led to a worldwide and enthusiastic application for the treatment of a variety of thoracic pathologies. Methods: This report summarizes our… CONTINUE READING