International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | Saudi Arabia | Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019


Altered Thoracostomy Tube Insertion Sitein Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax Management

Zainab Alibrahim | Farouk Alreshaid | Zainab Alhashim | Eman Alabbad | Yasser Aljahni


Abstract: Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is a known condition that mainly affects seemingly healthy young individuals. One of the arms of management is surgical, through thoracoscopy utilizing three incisions; two as working ports and one as a camera port. We applied a new technique in managing primary spontaneous pneumothorax. The standard site of inserting a thoracostomy tube is altered to facilitate a single incision VATS through the same incision. Both patients made a remarkable recovery.


Keywords: Single incision, Primary spontaneous pneumothorax, Uniportal, VATS


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019,


Pages: 740 - 741


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