Article Abstract

Minimal-invasive thoracic surgery in pediatric patients

Authors: Christian Kugler


During the last two decades, there was a tremendous development of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), especially in the field of video-assisted lung resections. This article describes the actually state of this surgical technique in the treatment of pediatric patients. The problems in practical application are illustrated as well as clinical results, like they are presented in literature.