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Uniportal Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery for Pulmonary Aspergilloma

A Report of 5 Cases

Ocakcioglu, Ilhan MD; Ermerak, Nezih O. MD; Yildizeli, Bedrettin MD

Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques: August 2019 - Volume 29 - Issue 4 - p e37–e40
doi: 10.1097/SLE.0000000000000663
Online Articles: Technical Reports
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Pulmonary aspergilloma is an uncommon pulmonary disease that complicated with many other respiratory disorders. Despite advances in medication, surgical treatment continues to form the basis of aspergilloma treatment. However, the use of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is extremely limited in pulmonary aspergilloma. In this report, 5 patients who underwent anatomic pulmonary resection safely with uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery technique without requiring a traditional thoracotomy were presented.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Marmara University Istanbul Pendik Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

The authors declares no conflicts of interest.

Reprints: Ilhan Ocakcioglu, MD, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Marmara University Istanbul Pendik Training and Research Hospital, Fevzi cakmak neighbourhood, Muhsin yazicioglu street, 10, Ust kaynarca, Istanbul 34899, Turkey (e-mail: ilhanocakcioglu@hotmail.com).

Received February 20, 2019

Accepted March 19, 2019

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