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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 122-127
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2002/672953
Review

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery in Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Calvin SH Ng, Song Wan, Tak Wai Lee, Innes YP Wan, Ahmed A Arifi, and Anthony PC Yim

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sha Tin NT, Hong Kong

Copyright © 2002 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The proven safety and efficacy of minimal access video-assisted thoracic surgery has changed the way that spontaneous pneumothorax is managed. This review presents some of the experiences of the decade, discusses the controversies and reviews the current video-assisted thoracic surgical management of spontaneous pneumothorax.