ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Videothoracoscopic surgery in children
Aykut Kankoç1, Muhammet Sayan1, Ali Çelik1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2024.25710
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is now being used with increasing frequency for a wide variety of indications in pediatric patients. Although there is no high level of evidence for the advantages of VATS in the pediatric patient group, the proven benefits of this method in the adult patient group have encouraged thoracic surgeons to perform VATS in this patient population. In this study, the procedures performed in pediatric patients under 18 years of age and their results were reviewed with the help of articles obtained as a result of searches using relevant keywords in the English literature (PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, and Cochrane). The frequency, indications, and results of the procedures performed differed according to age groups.
Keywords : Minimal invasive, pediatric surgery, video-assisted thoracic surgery
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