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Table 1 Indication of single incision thoracoscopic surgery

From: Clinical application of single incision thoracoscopic surgery: early experience of 264 cases

Type of thoracic disease Operation Additional incision Comment
Pneumothorax (n = 194) PSP (n = 172) Resection of blebs/bullae n = 8, 4.7%  
SSP (n = 22) n = 4, 18.2%
Mediastinal tumor Thymic cyst (n = 4) Mass excision Neurogenic tumor (n = 1, 9.1%) Tumor size
 Anterior (n = 7) Thymoma (n = 1) (R: 1.2-6.7 cm)
 Posterior (n = 4) Pericardial cyst (n = 1)
Neurogenic tumor (n = 4)
Mature teratoma (n = 1)
Interstitial lung disease (n = 21) RUL (n = 3) Wedge resection n = 4, 19%  
RML (n = 1) 1 site (n = 15) RLL 1
RLL (n = 5) 2 site (n = 6) RUL & RLL 1
LUL (n = 2) RML & RLL 1
LLL (n = 4) LUL & LLL 1
RUL & RLL (n = 2)  
RML & RLL (n = 1)
LUL & LLL (n = 3)
Solitary pulmonary nodule (n = 5) RML (n = 1) Wedge resection n = 2, 40%  
RLL (n = 2)   RLL 1
LUL (n = 2)   LUL 1
Empyema (n = 11) Non-TB (n = 10) Decortication n = 6, 54.5%
TB (n = 1)
Mediastinal 4R (n = 1) Lymph node biopsy n = 2, 66.7% Reason: bleeding
lymphadenopathy (n = 3) 5 (n = 1) LN location
6,7 (n = 1)
Pleural seeding and/or pulmonary metastases (n = 6) Lung cancer (n = 3) Biopsy of parietal pleura and/or pleurodesis Biopsy of lung 0  
Metastases (n = 3)
Pericardial effusion (n = 3) Unknown etiology (n = 1) Pericardial window formation 0 6th ICS approach, left
Post CT (n = 1)
Postoperative (n = 1)
Lung cancer (n = 3) RUL (n = 2) Lobectomy & mediastinal LN dissection 0 4-5 cm skin incision
RLL (n = 1)
Inflammatory lung disease (n = 6)   Lobectomy 0 2.5 cm skin incision
Bronchiectasis (n = 1) :LLL
Aspergillosis (n = 1) :RUL
Lobar emphysema (n = 1) :LUL
Tuberculosis (n = 3) Biopsy of lung
Postoperative bleeding (n = 1)   Hematoma evacuation 0 Due to mechanical pleurodesis
  1. PSP, Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax; SSP, Secondary Spontaneous Pneumothorax; R, range; TB, Tuberculosis; LN, Lymph node; ICS, Intercostal space; CT, Chemotherapy.