Single-incision thoracoscopic surgery has become popular because of its potential to further extend the benefits of thoracoscopic surgery, such as less pain, a faster recovery time, and improved cosmesis, but the limited visualization due to crowding of instruments requires a certain amount of skill, especially in children. We herein describe a single-access video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for a pediatric spontaneous pneumothorax. This procedure was useful, led to less postoperative pain and a better cosmetic appearance, and resulted in satisfactory results.
aDivision of Pediatric Surgery
bDepartment of Surgery, National Defense Medical College
cDepartment of Pediatric Surgery, Ageo Central General Hospital, Saitama, Japan
Correspondence to Akinari Hinoki, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, National Defense Medical College, Tokorozawa, Saitama 359-0042, Japan Tel: + 81 803 938 4600; e-mail: email@example.com
Received December 3, 2014
Accepted December 2, 2015