What is it about?
We comment on a previous article that published the results of video-assissted thoracic surgery for trauma patients. We add several insights regarding the use of minimally invasive surgery for thoracoabdominal injury, and we point out some aspects we disagree with the authors.
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Why is it important?
This article enhances the discussion about minimally invasive surgery in trauma, a technique that is still not widely used and available. We highlight the benefitis of applying this method to selected trauma patients.
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This page is a summary of: The approach of thoracoabdominal penetrating injury victims by minimally invasive surgery, Trauma, October 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1460408619883463.
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“Pop in a scope”: attempt to decrease the rate of unnecessary nontherapeutic laparotomies in hemodynamically stable patients with thoracoabdominal penetrating injuries
Retrospective study regarding patients with thoracoabdominal penetrating injuries managed by laparoscopy. We discuss operative results, incidence of diaphragmatic injuries and the diagnostic accuracy of radiographs and CT scan for such injuries.
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