Uniportal Treatment for Spontaneous Pneumothorax

  • Alessandro Brunelli
  • Cecilia Pompili


Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery is the surgical treatment of choice for spontaneous pneumothorax. Most recently, this technique has been made even less invasive by the use of the single-port technique. Uniportal VATS treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax has been shown to be superior to traditional VATS in terms of pain and long-term paraesthesia, while ensuring the same efficacy in terms of prevention of recurrences.

We describe herein the technique of uniportal VATS bullectomy and pleurodesis, summarizing the principle steps of the procedures and the evidence from the literature.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Brunelli
    • 1
  • Cecilia Pompili
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgerySt. James’s University HospitalLeedsUK
  2. 2.Leeds Institute of Cancer and PathologyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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