Although the management of spontaneous pneumothorax through a thoracotomy traditionally included apical pleurectomy, thoracoscopic treatment of this problem does not generally include pleurectomy. Thoracoscopy in fact allows excellent exposure to perform total parietal pleurectomy, and we hypothesize that including total pleurectomy will reduce recurrences. We describe here the technique of thoracoscopic total parietal pleurectomy and the early outcomes afterward.
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.11.043
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View details for PubMedID 18442607