Single-incision thoracoscopic surgery of pleural effusions for diagnosis and treatment


ALAR T., ÖZÇELİK C.

SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, vol.27, no.11, pp.4333-4336, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00464-013-3060-y
  • Journal Name: SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4333-4336

Abstract

Several procedures such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) are used to make a definite diagnosis in recurrent pleural effusions so that appropriate treatment can be arranged. Single-incision thoracoscopic surgery (SITS) is the most appropriate procedure that can be used for this purpose. The contribution of SITS to diagnosis and treatment is evaluated in this study that we conducted using a single thoracoport in patients with pleural effusion.