ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Wedge resection and pleurodesis through single-incision videothoracoscopic transmediastinal approach for bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax
Yekta Altemur Karamustafaoğlu1, Fazlı Yanık1, Yener Yörük1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Trakya University, Edirne, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2023.20843
In general, in cases of bilateral primary pneumothorax, videoassisted thoracoscopic surgery procedures are performed sequentially on both sides. However, there are only a few reported cases of bullectomy through video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery using a transmediastinal approach for bilateral primary spontaneous pneumothorax. A 20-year-old male patient was admitted to our clinic with a right pneumothorax and developed a left pneumothorax four days later while he was under treatment. He underwent bilateral bullectomy and pleurodesis via a singleincision video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in the supine position. The patient was discharged uneventfully within 72 h after the procedure. In conclusion, bilateral bullectomy and pleurodesis using single-incision transmediastinal access video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery may be good choices that are technically reliable and provide favorable surgical outcomes.
Keywords : Mediastinum, pleural cavity, pneumothorax, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
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