Uniportal VATS approach for treatment of empyema: Challenges and recommendations

Hussein Elkhayat
Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS 2018 November 21, 2018
The uniportal VATS approach is now taking the lead in the practice of thoracic surgery and is transforming the way we operate. We describe here how to perform a uniportal VATS debridement and decortication, with a special focus on tips and tricks for getting inside an empyema pouch and identifying the optimal plane of cleavage for decortication.

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