PMID: 7940436Sep 1, 1994Paper

Pleural abrasion via axillary thoracotomy in the era of video assisted thoracic surgery

D A Simansky, A Yellin


Recurrent episodes of spontaneous pneumothorax can be managed medically or surgically by various methods, video assisted thoracoscopy being the latest and most attractive. A retrospective analysis was made of 43 pleural abrasions performed in 39 patients through a 4-6 cm axillary thoracotomy incision. There were no deaths and complications were few. At a mean follow up of 33 months there were two recurrences, neither of which required drainage. Compared with results achieved with video assisted thoracoscopic surgery, open pleural abrasion via a small thoracotomy may be the treatment of choice in most hospitals.


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