Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for spontaneous hemopneumothorax

Surg Laparosc Endosc. 1997 Apr;7(2):113-5.


A 19-year-old man with spontaneous hemopneumothorax, a rare condition, underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) on the fourth day after presentation. Evacuation of clot, resection of the bullae, and irrigation of the pleural cavity were performed without difficulty. The indications for VATS for spontaneous hemopneumothorax are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Hemopneumothorax / diagnostic imaging
  • Hemopneumothorax / etiology
  • Hemopneumothorax / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Intubation
  • Male
  • Pleura
  • Radiography
  • Therapeutic Irrigation
  • Thoracic Surgery / methods*
  • Thoracoscopy / methods*
  • Video Recording*