Article Abstract

Potential advantage of digital drainage systems using a low-suction approach after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lobectomy

Authors: Hiran C. Fernando

Abstract

Holbek et al. recently reported the results of a randomized controlled trial comparing their standard suction to low suction approach after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy (1). The investigators used the Thopaz digital drainage device. In their study, low suction was defined as 2 cm and the control arm had suction set at 10 cm.