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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 June;39(3):379-81

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Ligation of pat­ent duc­tus arter­i­ous by the meth­od of vid­eo-assist­ed tho­rac­os­cop­ic sur­gery and our oth­er ­vats expe­ri­enc­es

Oto O., Hazan E., Acikel U., Silistrelli E., Ugurlu B., Catalyurek H., Sariomanoglu N.

From the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Dokuz Eylül Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey


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In April and May 1996, two cas­es of PDA liga­tion ­were per­formed first­ly in Turkey by the meth­od of vid­eo assist­ed tho­rac­os­cop­ic sur­gery (­VATS) in Dokuz Eylül Medical Faculty, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Department. There was not any com­pli­ca­tion in ­these ­patients in the post­op­er­a­tive peri­od and ­they ­were dis­charged on the sec­ond day in symp­tom-­free con­di­tion by the detec­tion of ­closed duc­tus in ­their echoc­ar­di­o­graph­ic exam­ina­tion. Between February 1993 and October 1996, a ­total of 46 ­patients ­have under­gone inter­ven­tion­al appli­ca­tion by ­VATS. While in six of ­these ­patients the pro­ce­dure ­could not be manip­u­lat­ed ­because of mas­sive pleu­ral fibro­sis, ­there was­ no mor­tal­ity or mor­bid­ity ­among the ­patients, and ­they ­were dis­charged on aver­age on the sec­ond day. The ­ratio of com­pli­ca­tions, ­such as bleed­ing, air ­leak, arrhyth­mia and empye­ma are so low in ­these oper­a­tions, and hosp­i­tal ­stay, ­with ­return to ­work ­time are short­er ­than ­with the ­open tech­nique.

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