ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Our Cardiac and Non-cardiac Surgical Procedures Exept CABG by the Help of VATS and/or Minithoractomy
Kaan KIRALİ, Mustafa GÜLER, Esat AKINCI, Denyan MANSUROĞLU,Gökhan İPEK, Cevat YAKUT
Koşuyolu Kalp ve Araştırma Hastanesi, İSTANBUL
Minimally invasive surgery has been popularized in the last 3-4 years and it is being widespread very quickly. It can be used for the intrathoracic noncoronary surgical procedures. At our clinic, between February 1996 and October 1998 we used this technique for 298 patients. 139 of them were noncoronary intrathoracic surgical procedures. For some operations we used VATS together. Hospital mortality was zero. This technique can be used with CPB. The most important advantages are early extubation, mobilization and discharge from hospital. The cosmetic advantage is the other important thing for the young and female patients.
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