Value of Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mediastinal and Pleuro- Pulmonary Diseases
_Objective: _Thoracoscopy offers great advantages when compared with open surgery in terms of postoperative pain and pulmonary complications. Thoracoscopy is safe and feasible with minimal morbidity. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the indications, surgical procedures, complications, and failure rates of VATS in the diagnosis and treatment of intrathoracic diseases. _Materials and Methods: _One hundred seventy consecutive patients, ... Read more