Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2016 08 10;23(2):196-201. Epub 2016 May 10.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease and China State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou, China National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease, Guangzhou, China
Objectives: Through a retrospective study, we assessed the feasibility and safety of simultaneous bilateral thoracoscopic wedge resection of blebs or bullae for the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) under thoracic epidural anaesthesia with spontaneous ventilation.
Methods: This retrospective analysis involved a cohort of 37 consecutive patients undergoing simultaneous bilateral thoracoscopic bullectomy under spontaneous ventilation thoracic epidural anaesthesia (n = 15) or intubated general anaesthesia (n = 22) between July 2011 and September 2015. The perioperative data, short-term outcomes and recurrence rates of the two groups were compared. Read More