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Comparison of efficacy between video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and thoracotomy in children with mediastinal tumors: 6-year experience

  
@article{ATM31822,
	author = {Min Da and Wei Peng and Xuming Mo and Ming Fan and Kaihong Wu and Jian Sun and Jirong Qi and Yuxi Zhang},
	title = {Comparison of efficacy between video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and thoracotomy in children with mediastinal tumors: 6-year experience},
	journal = {Annals of Translational Medicine},
	volume = {7},
	number = {22},
	year = {2019},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {Background: Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has been increasingly used in pediatric patients. We evaluated the outcomes of VATS and thoracotomy for pediatric mediastinal tumors.
Methods: A total of 137 patients who underwent surgery for mediastinal tumors at our department from March 2012 to September 2018 were recruited in this retrospective study. Forty-three patients were treated by VATS and ninety-four underwent thoracotomy (two patients who underwent open surgery were excluded from the study because they were lost to follow-up). Data including demographic information, tumor characteristics, operative time, conversion of surgery, blood transfusion, postoperative hospital stay, mortality and recurrence were collected and compared between the two groups.
Results: No significant difference was found in gender, age, weight and tumor distribution between the two groups. The number of patients with malignant tumors who underwent thoracotomy was significantly higher than those who received VATS (78.0% vs. 22.0%, P=0.04). Patients received thoracotomy had significantly larger mean tumor diameter than those who underwent VATS (7.6±3.8 vs. 4.4±1.7 cm, P},
	issn = {2305-5847},	url = {http://atm.amegroups.com/article/view/31822}
}