Should videothorascopic surgery be the first choice in isolated traumatic hemothorax? A prospective randomized controlled study


Çobanoğlu U. , Sayır F. , Mergan D.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.17, no.2, pp.117-122, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/tjtes.2011.96777
  • Title of Journal : ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-122

Abstract

BACKGROUND In this study, patients with hemothorax due to blunt or penetrating thorax trauma and treated by tube thoracostomy were compared with the patients treated by videothoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in order to determine whether VATS can be the first choice in treatment.