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2022 Mar 02

BMC Surg



Incidence and risk factors for chronic postsurgical pain following video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a retrospective study.


Zhang Y, Zhou R, Hou B, Tang S, Hao J, Gu X, Ma Z, Zhang J
BMC Surg. 2022 Mar 02; 22(1):76.
PMID: 35236334.


Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been widely used as an alternative for thoracotomy, but the reported incidence of chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP) following VATS varied widely. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence and risk factors for CPSP after VATS.