Article Abstract

3D photography method using digital subtraction angiography for detecting leakage point in a patient with pneumothorax

Authors: Chihiro Yoshida, Noriyuki Misaki

Abstract

Preoperative identification of air leakage points is one of the keys to the success of surgery for secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP). Here we describe a new 3D photography method using digital subtraction angiography (DSA) to detect air leakage in a patient with SSP. This enabled the patient to undergo video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) successfully, and was free of recurrence 6 months after surgery.