Thoracoscopy in pleural effusion –two techniques: awake single-access video-assisted thoracic surgery versus 2-ports video-assisted thoracic surgery under general anesthesia

Massimo Cajozzo, Girolamo Geraci, Chiara Paglino, Camillo Porta, Palma Giglione, Wanda Liguigli, Salvatore Dioguardi

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Abstract

Awake single access video-assisted thoracic surgery with local anesthesia improves procedure tolerance, reduces postoperative stay and costs.MATERIALS & METHODS: Local anesthesia was made with lidocaine and ropivacaine. We realize one 20 mm incision for the 'single-access', and two incisions for the '2-trocars technique'.RESULTS: Mortality rate was 0% in both groups. Postoperative stay: 3dd ± 4 versus 4dd ± 5, mean operative time: 39 min versus 37 min (p < 0.05). Chest tube duration: 2dd ± 5 versus 3dd ± 6.COMPLICATIONS: 11/95 versus 10/79.CONCLUSION: Awake technique reduce postoperative hospital stay and chest drainage duration, similar complications and recurrence rate. The authors can say that 'awake single-access VATS' is an optimal diagnostic and therapeutic tool for the management of pleural effusions, but above extends surgical indication to high-risk patients.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)39-41
Numero di pagine3
RivistaFuture Oncology
Volume11
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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