What is the role of video-assisted thoracoscopy for patent ductus arteriosus ligation in the era of transcatheter closure?

Alain Fraisse, Guido Michielon, Aleksander Kempny


In a recent issue of the Journal, Stankowski et al. (1) report their single centre experience of 7 years of patent ductus arteriosus ligation using video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) in paediatric population. They studied 127 patients between 2012 and 18, including 38.6% preterm infants.