A meta-analysis of video-assisted thoracoscopic decortication versus open thoracotomy decortication for patients with empyema

    Journal of thoracic disease, Volume 9, Issue 7, 2017, Pages 2006-2014.

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    VATSdebridementdecorticationempyemathoracotomy

    Abstract:

    The present study summarized and compared the clinical outcomes of VATD versus OTD for the empyema patients. The current data showed that VATD might be comparable or even better than OTD in terms of operative time, postoperative hospital stay, chest tube duration, prolonged air leak rate, morbidity and mortality. But referring to the rela...More

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