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Treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax with video-assisted mini-invasive thoracic surgery. First long-term results

By Sortini A, Sciascia V, Navarra G, Carcoforo P, Santini M, Sartori A and Donini I


The spontaneous pneumothorax (pnx. s.) is a type of pathology with a high per cent of relapse so its aetiological treatment can't be done only with a pleural drainage. With the resection of the bubble (that is the cause of it) instead, the problem will be resolved without possibilities of relapses. In the past, this was possible only with a thoracotomy, now with the new techniques of video-thoracoscopy, the therapeutical approach to this pathology has been revolutionized. In fact, this methodology resolves definitively the pulmonary lesion, can avoid the relapses, can guarantee a short stay in hospital and a very good restarting of the working and social activity

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Year: 1996
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