Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopy approach to the management of non-pulmonary diseases of the chest

Ching Yeung, Jennifer Dawson, Sebastien Gilbert


The use of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopy (u-VATS) is becoming a commonly used surgical technique and can be an effective approach for the surgical treatment of many pulmonary and non-pulmonary conditions. This review article summarizes current medical evidence informing the practice of u-VATS for treating non-pulmonary conditions including hyperhidrosis, hemothorax, pleural effusion, and thymic disease.