Comparison of VATS and thoracotomy in treatment of patients with pericardial effusion


Dogusoy I. , Koc T., Demirbag H., Yildirim M., Yasaroglu M., Aydemir B., ...Daha Fazla

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, cilt.19, ss.607-612, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.095
  • Dergi Adı: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.607-612

Özet

Background: In this study we evaluated the importance of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in the daily surgical practice by comparing the clinical results of patients with pericardial effusions who underwent classical anterior thoracotomy with thoracoscopic pericardial window. We also compared and discussed the potential advantages and possible weaknesses of thoracoscopic surgery versus the classical techniques with data available from the literature.