Article Abstract

Advantages associated with the use of a wound retractor compared to a rigid trocar inserted via the camera port during video-assisted thoracic surgery

Authors: Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara, Hitoshi Igai, Ryohei Yoshikawa, Fumi Ohsawa, Tomohiro Yazawa


Raveglia et al. (1), in a prospective randomized study published in the Journal of Visualized Surgery, showed that use of a wound retractor (compared to a rigid trocar) during video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) was associated with less postoperative pain and better scope maneuverability.