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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I believe this publication may be used as a reference to other published articles, as we used various references, including our own previous studies. Moreover, this manuscript underscores the relevance of this topic in Trauma Surgery.

Carlos Augusto Menegozzo
Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de Sao Paulo

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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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