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This study was undertaken to assess stress hormones response after awake videoassisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Plasma levels of adrenal-corticotropic hormone (ACTH), cortisol, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and glucose were assessed at baseline, 3 h postoperatively (T1), and on postoperative mornings 2 (T2) and 3 (T3) in 21 patients undergoing awake VATS with epidural anesthesia for non-malignant conditions (ns11) or equivalent procedures performed with general anesthesia. Epinephrine leveldoi:10.1510/icvts.2009.224139 pmid:20179134 fatcat:yvhmak6lnrdfxarhw4i2yjejoy