Thoracoscopy in the management of pneumothorax

Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2001 Jul;7(4):210-4. doi: 10.1097/00063198-200107000-00008.


Spontaneous pneumothorax is a common condition that impacts significantly on healthcare expenditure. However, optimal management of spontaneous pneumothorax remains a subject of considerable controversy. A thoracic surgeon's perspective on the use of thoracoscopy and video-assisted thoracic surgery with a focus on surgical techniques in the current management of this condition is presented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Pneumothorax / surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted
  • Thoracoscopy*