Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy: An alternative surgical method for pulmonary carcinoma
Objectives: To explore the effects and feasibility of single-port video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) on lobectomy for pulmonary carcinoma.
Methods: A total of 67 patients were enrolled in this study, in which 21 patients were treated by single-port VATS (Sing-port Group) and 46 patients by double-port VATS (Double-port Group). Blood loss, duration of thoracic drainage, length of post-operative hospital stay and post-operative pain ratings were compared between the two groups.
Results: No significant difference existed in blood loss, duration of thoracic drainage and length of postoperative hospital stay between the two groups. However, Post-operative pain was significantly reduced in Single-port Group compared to Double-port Group.
Conclusion: Single-port VATS was totally feasible with reduced post-operative pain and good looking appearance.
How to cite this:Lin F, Zhang C, Zhang Q, Cheng K, Zhao Y. Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy: An alternative surgical method for pulmonary carcinoma. Pak J Med Sci. 2016;32(5):1283-1285. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.325.10415
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