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The influence of the trocar choice on post-operative acute pain after thoracoscopy

	author = {Andrea Dell’Amore and Alessio Campisi and Domenica Giunta and Stefano Congiu and Niccolò Daddi and Giampiero Dolci and Niccolò Barbera and Letizia Bacchi Reggiani},
	title = {The influence of the trocar choice on post-operative acute pain after thoracoscopy},
	journal = {The Journal of Visualized Surgery},
	volume = {4},
	number = {5},
	year = {2018},
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	abstract = {Background: Acute post-operative pain following thoracic surgery procedures is still an unresolved problem despite the introduction of minimally invasive procedures such as video assisted surgery. Until now it is never investigated if different surgical instruments could influence post-operative pain. The aim of our study is to investigate the role of different type of trocar on post-operative pain in minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
Methods: This was a prospective randomized single center study. We identified 53 patients randomized into three groups underwent single port thoracoscopy for malignant pleural effusion with drainage of the fluid and talc poudrage. The three groups differ for the trocar type, rigid, flexible and wound protector.
Results: We compared the postoperative pain between the three groups in which there was no statistical difference. Rigid trocar seems to give a more stable level of pain during the days, flexible trocar gains more pain in the first few hours, however the pain at discharge decreases significantly, reaching the similar values, in all the three groups. The association between pain at discharge and operative time or days of drainage was analyzed by means of linear regression, no statistically significant difference was found.
Conclusions: Our study showed that different type of trocars during video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) produces similar level of acute postoperative pain. In future, further randomized study with a great number of patients enrolled needs to confirm our results.},
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