Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax.

@article{Yim1994VideoassistedTS,
  title={Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax.},
  author={Anthony P. C. Yim and Jonathan K Ho and Soon Sup Chung and David Chee-Eng Ng},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={64 10},
  pages={667-70}
}
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been suggested as the most appropriate choice for spontaneous pneumothorax. Thirty-two patients (30 males, two females, age range from 16 to 42) with primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) are reported. All had mechanical pleurodesis with Marlex mesh. Blebs or bullae could be identified in 24 patients (75%). All bullae over 2 cm were either excised (11 patients) or ligated (five patients). The median operating time was 45 min. There was minimal… CONTINUE READING

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