Abstract S130

BPPB group, nā€Š=ā€Š12Control group, nā€Š=ā€Š22
Cancer?6 (50%)18 (82%)
Diagnostic yield of VATS5/6 (83%)15/18 (83%)
Pleurectomy v VATS Biopsy6 (50%) v 6 (50%)12 (55%) v 10 (45%)
Lung biopsy2 (17%)6 (27%)
Intraoperative complications01
Postoperative complications212
Mean length of operation47 minutes53 minutes
Mean time under surgeons care4.8 days7.8 days
Turbid effusion reported1 (8%)5 (42%)
Blood stained effusion reported4 (33%)6 (27%)
Adhesions reported1 (8%)5 (42%)