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Uniportal vs. triportal video-assisted thoracic surgery in the treatment of primary pneumothorax—a propensity matched bicentric study

  
@article{JTD21248,
	author = {Dania Nachira and Mahmoud Ismail and Elisa Meacci and Edoardo Zanfrini and Amedeo Iaffaldano and Marc Swierzy and Julianna Englisch and Svea Faber and Ramin Raul Ossami Saidy and Maria Letizia Vita and Venanzio Porziella and Jens C. Rueckert and Stefano Margaritora},
	title = {Uniportal  vs . triportal video-assisted thoracic surgery in the treatment of primary pneumothorax—a propensity matched bicentric study},
	journal = {Journal of Thoracic Disease},
	volume = {1},
	number = {1},
	year = {2018},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Background: The role of triportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is widely recognized for the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP). The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness and the potential advantages of uniportal VATS (U-VATS) for the treatment of PSP compared with triportal VATS.
Methods: A total of 104 triportal (n=39) and uniportal (n=65) VATS procedures where performed for the treatment of PSP in two University hospitals. The prospectively collected data of postoperative outcomes were retrospectively reviewed and a 1:1 propensity score matching analysis was performed to compare the two VATS approaches.
Results: No major adverse events occurred after operation. Compared with triportal-VATS, Uniportal-VATS showed the same effectiveness in terms of risk of recurrence (null in both groups), post-operative complications (P=1.000) and operating time (66.04±16.92 vs. 74.57±21.38 min, P=0.141). However, there was a statistically significant difference in favor of uniportal-VATS in terms of necessity of further access [0 vs. 7 (30.4%), P=0.004], chest tube duration (4.39±1.41 vs. 6.32±0.94 days, P},
	issn = {2077-6624},	url = {http://jtd.amegroups.com/article/view/21248}
}