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Our presentation includes a brief definition of videothoracoscopy and thoracotomy and brief comparison of both with focus on rib spacing in thoracotomy. Mention is also made of study that compared a number of parameters (time of drainage, time of hospitalization, total number and number of pulmonary complications) between VATS and thoracotomy. Following a key question, how is with the pain in both cases.

Keywords: videothoracoscopy, thoracotomy, pain rate.

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