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Efficacy of Thoracoscopic Surgery for Descending Necrotizing Mediastinitis
Friday, May 19, 2023
Source Name: Interdisciplinary CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery
Source URL: https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivad053
The authors sought differences in ninety-day postoperative mortality for patients treated with thoracotomy or video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for descending necrotic mediastinitis (DNM). Sicker patients were more frequently treated with VATS. Although VATS patients had higher complication and reoperation rates, the risk-adjusted difference for ninety-day mortality was not statistically significantly different between thoracotomy and VATS.