ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Awake video-assisted thoracoscopic bullectomy and pleural abrasion
Fazlı Yanık1, Elif Çopuroğlu2, Cenk Balta1, Yekta Altemur Karamustafaoğlu1
1Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Edirne, Türkiye
2Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Anabilim Dalı, Edirne, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.12952
Advantages of awake video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery may be named as protection from risks of general anesthesia and intubation, and decreasing the duration of hospital stay and overall costs. In this article, we present a 31-year-old male patient who was performed bullectomy with awake video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery under sedation and thoracic epidural anesthesia with a diagnosis of primary spontaneous pneumothorax. However, further studies are needed to assess the overall risks and benefits.
Keywords : Pneumothorax; sedation; video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
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