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Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) with mini-thoracotomy for the management of pulmonary hydatid cysts

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, May 2018
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Title
Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) with mini-thoracotomy for the management of pulmonary hydatid cysts
Published in
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13019-018-0716-7
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Nizar Abbas, Sarah Zaher Addeen, Fatima Abbas, Tareq Al Saadi, Ibrahem Hanafi, Mahmoud Alkhatib, Tarek Turk, Ahmad Al Khaddour

Abstract

Hydatid cyst is an endemic infectious disease. Various modalities have been provided to approach hydatosis. This article reports a 20-years-experience of a new minimally invasive technique for the management of solitary pulmonary hydatid cysts using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) with mini-thoracotomy. We reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent unilateral or bilateral single pulmonary hydatid cyst excision using VATS with mini-thoracotomy. All patients were managed by the same surgeon over the period from January 1996 till January 2015. The study involved 120 patients aged between 11 and 74 years (median age = 30 years). The overall number of conducted surgeries was 130 (10 patients needed two surgeries). No deaths were reported during or after surgery. No recurrences were seen in the follow-up period that ranged between 10 and 30 months. Three patients (2.3% out of the 130 surgeries) developed post-operative complications: one patient had prolonged air leak and two patients developed empyema. VATS with mini-thoracotomy is an effective and safe option for managing intact or ruptured solitary pulmonary hydatid cysts. Further studies in controlled prospective design are needed to compare this approach to other modalities of management.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 4 15%
Researcher 4 15%
Student > Bachelor 3 11%
Unspecified 3 11%
Student > Master 3 11%
Other 2 7%
Unknown 8 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 48%
Unspecified 3 11%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 4%
Neuroscience 1 4%
Psychology 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 8 30%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 May 2018.
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#17,947,156
of 23,047,237 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
#545
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#236,751
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
#9
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