Chest tube drainage versus video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for a first episode of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Jean H. T. Daemen, Pieter W. J. Lozekoot, Jos G. Maessen, Michiel H. M. Gronenschild, Gerben P. Bootsma, Karel W. E. Hulsewe, Yvonne J. L. Vissers, Erik R. de Loos*

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)819-829
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Volume56
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019

Keywords

  • First episode
  • Primary spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Recurrence
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery
  • Chest tube drainage
  • MANAGEMENT
  • PLEURODESIS
  • ASPIRATION
  • RECURRENCE
  • ETIOLOGY
  • 1ST-TIME
  • BLEBS
  • RISK

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